Poland finds potential in potato power

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Scientists at the Institute for Tuber Science in the southern city of Gliwice have found a way to extract industrial amounts of energy from the humble potato. “Something like getting energy out of a potato sounds like a joke, but this works,” said our correspondent Jaroslaw Juszkiewicz from Polish Radio Katowice, who visited the power plant. “The experimental power plant looks just like any other plant, but it is surrounded by… plants,” he added. According to Dr Jan Jarzabek from the Institute for Tuber Science, two acres of potatoes is enough to produce 1MW of electricity.

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