Green energy from cheese? That’s right, whey is not just for Miss Muffett I guess. In 2011, Foundation Service Corporation, the licensed installer of GeoPier GP3™ systems in Wisconsin installed over 1,600 GeoPier elements to stiffen the poor subgrade soils at a GreenWhey Energy plant under construction in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin.
Upon completion this summer, the plant will take byproducts from cheese production and use it to create biogas, heat and clean water. According to GreenWhey the biogas will eventually generate enough electricity to power 3,000 homes. Renewable energy from cheese.
[Source: Ground Improvement Engineering. Image: Ground Improvement Engineering]