7 things you didn't know that could be powered with a banana
23 Sep 2017
Can you really power a stadium with banana peels? And how many bananas would it take to do it?
Bananas definitely make a good case for being one of the better fruits. They are a brilliant source of energy, help to boost brain power, taste amazing with ice-cream and even come packaged in their own protective superhero suit.
We are now discovering an even more unusual use for our favourite curvy yellow friend. It’s not just people they help energise; when recycled banana peels (as well as other food waste) can also be turned into electricity to power all sorts of wonderful things.
Bananas will be distributed to all runners at this Sunday’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon to keep them energised as they tackle the 13.1-mile course. Cardiff Castle is one of the many Welsh iconic sites that the runners will be passing.
If every runner recycled their banana peel, it could power Cardiff Castle with 4.5 hours of electricity!