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It's the kind of cracking inventiveness that Wallace and Gromit would applaud – watery waste from making Wensleydale cheese is to be used to keep thousands of homes warm.
When milk is turned into cheese the curd is separated from the whey, with the latter then normally thrown away.
Arrangement - Wensleydale - Creamery - Yorkshire - Dales
But under a new arrangement, the Wensleydale Creamery in the Yorkshire Dales will supply thousands of gallons of whey every year to the Leeming Biogas plant, near Northallerton.
There, the unwanted by-product will be converted into methane, using a process called anaerobic digestion, in which billions of bacteria break down the waste. Fittingly, this is exactly what happens in a cow’s stomach.
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