The streets of Seville are home to over 48,000 orange trees and with that, comes a lot of waste in the form of falling fruit. Not only is this a hazard for passers by (Seville currently employs over 200 people a year to help do clear ups), it’s a waste of vital energy resource too.
Rotting oranges emit methane. Now, however, an opportunity has been identified – to use this to generate electricity and help fuel water purification plants.
In fact, if all of Seville’s oranges were harvested, they could power 73,000 homes. It’s an innovative, alternative approach to future energy-resources we can use. Our future’s bright (and it’s orange).

Seville plans to turn its oranges into electricity

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