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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Canadian Winery to Turn Used Grapes into Energy

Some vineyards use the leftover skins, seeds and stems from wine grapes to make grappa. At Inniskillin the plan is to use these winemaking leftovers to create renewable energy.

Inniskillin, Canada's largest winery, is working with StormFisher Biogas to take grape pomace that would have been sent to a landfills and use it power homes along the Niagara peninsula.

StormFisher's system captures methane gas produced by the decomposing waste and the gas is burned to generate electricity.

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