Progressive Field recycling helps Chevy build CNG-powered Impala

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The Indians are contributing to a new Chevy vehicle that can run on food waste – you know, hot dogs, nachos, other ballpark favorites and, yes, beer.

The Tribe has partnered with Cleveland-based quasar, which turns organic waste into biogas, which is then converted into compressed natural gas (CNG) … the CNG is then used to fuel the new Chevy vehicle.

At Progressive Field, the Indians contribute food waste for CNG production … And don’t forget beer: quasar collects an organic byproduct from a mix of sludge and brewer’s grains used by beer manufacturing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev.

The program is another sustainability effort undertaken by the Indians; the club was awarded an MLB Green reduced waste by:

  • 34 tons of aluminum and plastic beverage containers
  • 69.5 tons of cardboard
  • 31 tons of paper
  • 19 tons of metals
  • 20 tons of wooden pallets
  • 13 tons of fryer oil
  • 2.5 tons of electronics
  • 2/3 of a ton of light bulbs

For more on the club’s green efforts, check out this video from MLB.

 

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