WACO, Texas Mars Snackfood yesterday announced a new plan to go green by incorporating methane gas from a local landfill into one of its plant’s energy supply. The gas will be piped to a boiler and help to fuel production operations at the plant.
During a public ceremony yesterday, the company released a public-private partnership plan between the plant and landfill to span about a decade. The methane gas recycling efforts should have great environmental benefits in the long-run, the company said. The methane could provide about 60 percent of the plant’s boiler fuel requirements for up to 25 years, according to Mars.
Todd Lachman, president of Mars Snackfood U.S., visited the plant, as well as government officials from all levels and Waco business community members.
This particular Mars plant produces Skittles, Snickers and Starburst candies.