Sainsbury’s Cannock store is the first to go off the grid, powered entirely by energy created using food waste.

Food waste is collected from the store each day by waste recycling company Biffa, which uses its anaerobic digestion facility to turn the waste into electricity. A 1.5km cable is then used to send the energy — enough to power day-to-day operation of a store — back to the Cannock outlet.

This is the second supermarket chain we’ve seen put food waste to an ingenious new use. France’s Intermarche did earlier in the year with their amazing ’Inglorious Fruits & Vegetables’ project.

All about the Sainsbury’s Cannock store here.