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Dannon plant makes yogurt “green”

Dannon plant makes yogurt “green”

By Katie Drake
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Apr 6, 2011 12:33PM MDT

Dannon’s West Jordan production plant was running into trouble with its waste water, so the company turned to a science it knows well: “live and active cultures.”
The plant recently installed a new treatment facility, called a biodigester, which uses bacteria to lower the pH of its waste water, which contains dairy byproducts. Although the system uses different bacteria than found in yogurt, the principle is the same, said Dannon spokesman Michael Neuwirth.
“It harnesses the power of nature to r...

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