Who knew the same delicious brown bean that creates chocolate can also generate clean green power? Cocoa bean shells left over after the chocolate processing are now being used as biofuel. You might wonder where this is happening. West Africa? Brazil?
Actually, it’s in New Hampshire, which is the home of chocolatier Lindt USA. Lindt recently announced a partnership with Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) for the burning of cocoa bean shells to produce electricity from one of the three 50MW boilers at PSNH’s Schiller Station power plant in Portsmouth, near the Lindt factory.
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