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MARCH 10, 2009

Chocolate chips
Dex

Posted by: Dex
4:03pm

Hey Izz, did you know we can get power from chocolate? They just started trying it at a power station in New Hampshire.

Izz

Posted by: Izz
4:06pm

Sweet! Is the power really coming from chocolate?

Dex

Posted by: Dex
4:10pm

Well, actually, the power station uses the shells of the cocoa beans. The beans are used to make chocolate.

Izz

Posted by: Izz
4:14pm

So the energy comes from just the cocoa bean shells?

Dex

Posted by: Dex
4:18pm

Well, not only. They're mixing the shells in with coal. 1 part cocoa bean shells, 33 parts coal. But that's still less coal they're burning!

Izz

Posted by: Izz
4:21pm

Sounds to me like they've still got some work to do before we're really getting power from chocolate. But using less coal is fine by me and it's cool that they're trying new things!