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View of nopal waste collected in a container in Milpa Alta borough, Mexico City on August 3, 2017. A group of scientists combined the problem of the treatment of organic waste, the necessity of generating electricity in an ecologic way, and the enormous production of nopal in Mexico. The result was a biodigestor, the first of its kind, which potential seems promising. | Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images
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Mexico City Company Turns Prickly Pear Cactus Waste Into Energy

A startup called Energy and Environmental Sustainability is taking cactus waste from the Milpa Alta neighborhood of the capital and turning it into biogas.

View of an organic waste processing plant for nopal in Milpa Alta borough, Mexico City on August 3, 2017. A group of scientists combined the problem of the treatment of organic waste, the necessity of generating electricity in an ecologic way, and the enormous production of nopal in Mexico. The result was a biodigestor, the first of its kind, which potential seems promising. | Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images