Wisconsin Hospital is Powered by Beer and Cheese
Turns out beer and cheese aren't just delicious, they're also energy sources for a hospital in Wisconsin. Needless to say, the locals are overjoyed. What better motivation to drink beer and eat cheese, than powering a hospital?
Beer and cheese, while delicious, both slough off a lot of gas while they’re being made. (Not to mention after they’re consumed.) The hospital system has been sourcing biogas from a local brewery and from a dairy farm that makes mascarpone and fresh mozzarella cheese. And recently the system started getting gas from a La Crosse landfill, as well.
Hospital CEO Jeff Thompson, who pioneered the shift to biogas, isn’t some weird pickler guy, though. Energy independence makes sense for the environment, but it also makes financial sense for the hospital, which is saving gobs of money.