Heinz Looks to Harness Potato Peel's Power

06/07/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The H.J. Heinz Company has declared plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2015, and has identified a number of areas in its operations to improve to meet that goal.

Along with reducing energy consumption by 20 percent through efficiencies, Heinz's Ontario, Ore., facility is working on a program to turn potato peels into biofuels as well as treat and reuse 90 percent of the water for potato production.

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