Campbell Soup to Use Danish Biogas System to Power Ohio Factory

Campbell Soup Co., whose cans were transformed into artworks by Andy Warhol, plans to turn potato peel and tomato waste into biogas to power its Ohio factory.

Bigadan A/S will build a biogas plant to process waste from the factory in Napoleon, said Eksport Kredit Fonden, the Danish export credit agency guaranteeing a loan for the venture. The project will cost more than 75 million kroner ($13 million).

“This new biogas technology will improve Campbell’s Napoleon recycling rate to approximately 95 percent,” Dave Stangis, a Campbell Soup official, said in a EKF statement.

The technology will provide a quarter of the plant’s annual power, while curbing greenhouse gas emissions by about 16,000 metric tons a year, equivalent to the output of 3,000 cars. EKF, based in Copenhagen, guaranteed a loan from an unspecified bank in Denmark to Napoleon Biogas LLC to construct the project.

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