Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Grease Power Power

Whole Foods uses 1,200 gallons of canola oil a week in its commissary, to fry the prepared foods that go to 43 stores in the Northeast. It's now recycling that grease to generate all of the commissary's electricity (enough power for 200 homes).

So let me get this straight: Whole Foods is generating electricity for this building from a free fuel source, and reducing their waste by 18 tons a month. Those darn tree-hugging hippies at Whole Foods, using their liberal spotted-owl-saving ways to...um...radically improve their bottom line.