Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal just reported that E-Fuel Corp. said Tuesday it reached an agreement with the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to create high-grade ethanol fuel from discarded beer yeast.
On average, Sierra Nevada resells 1.6 million gallons of used yeast cake each year. E-Fuel claims that it’s home ethanol system, the “Efuel100 MicroFueler”, can turn this brewing byproduct into energy.
I was wondering how I could power my brewery off the grid. In combination with a good well, some solar panels and hamster wheels, could this really be a sustainable brewer’s flux-capacitor come to life?
Sierra Nevada to turn beer yeast into fuel - Sacramento Business Journal: