Great news! Banana peels are finally good for something besides the compost, slapstick comedy routines, and veiled musical references. As recently reported by GOOD, The Fraunhofrer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Europe will begin turning them — along with other produce scraps — into bio-gas at a pilot site in Germany. According to the piece, the facility "will use microorganisms to transform food scraps into methane gas, which can power a car once compressed and emits less carbon dioxide during combustion than gasoline."
Not to make light of this amazing news, but do you know what that means? Banana-powered automobiles!
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