Energy As Renewable Energy: Chocolate As Renewable Energy

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Chocolate As Renewable Energy
Have you ever heard of chocolate as renewable energy? Well it is, chocolate might just be the next renewable source of energy. Research from the University of Birmingham in the UK suggests that by extracting hydrogen from confectionary(food items that are rich in sugar and carbohydrates) waste- a process that may have a huge impact on the future handling of food waste and its potential as a supplier of renewable energy.(Renewable Energy World. 2006) Chocolate as a renewable energy resource could bring us the benefits of a new way of making energy, a way to handle food waste, and a better and cheaper renewable energy.

Thinking that chocolate could be our source of energy is very absurd. But chocolate is a source of energy that is stable and clean. The process of producing hydrogen through fermentation(the chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms, typically involving effervescence and the giving off of heat)the waste of creating chocolate. Bacteria do not produce fuels to benefit us humans, but do it naturally since bacteria “eating” wastes and they produce their own wastes. In this case, the bacteria used is called E. Coli. Which is a bacterium that eats the waste and produces hydrogen as it’s waste. The University of Birmingham 's study shows, “ The researchers at the University of Birmingham realized that the initial fermentation phase of the sugar wastes led to the production of formic acid, the same
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