- 12:30 pm - Wed, Feb 16, 2011
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Fulfilling the dream of beer lovers everywhere by recycling the stuff, MIT-trained mechanical engineer Eric Fitch has invented a patented device that turns brewery waste into natural gas that’s used to fuel the brewing process.
The anaerobic methane digester, installed last year at Magic Hat Brewing Co. in Vermont, extracts energy from the spent hops, barley and yeast left over from the brewing process — and it processes the plant’s wastewater. That saves the brewer on waste disposal and natural gas purchasing.
MIT grad’s invention turns brewery waste to fuel - Boston.com