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Quebec town uses yogurt for fuel

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A small town in the heart of Southern Quebec is being fueled by what many of you may eat for breakfast.

Saint Hyacinthe, a town of 50,000, is transforming discarded or spoiled yogurt into natural gas that will be able to heat municipal buildings and power a fleet of city owned vehicles.

The municipality recently signed a deal with Yoplait Liberte, asking them to send any unwanted dairy to the town's state of the art processing plants, to be transformed through a process called Biomethanation.

Officials say the process is a solution that is considered to be both environmental and profitable.

They believe it will allow them to generate 375,000 metric tonnes of natural gas, which is enough gas to heat both of their hockey arenas year-round.