Gills Onions LLC’s new no-waste onion processing facility is up and running.

The company is able to use the 300,000 pounds of onion waste produced each day by extracting the juice and converting it into methane, which then feeds into the two fuel cells that power the facility. The project earned the company a $2.7 million rebate from the Self Generation Incentive Program, a program of the California Public Utilities Commission, as well as a few other incentives.

Leftover onion waste, after its juice is extracted, is used as cattle feed, which makes the facility no-waste.

Check out The Packer's coverage of this new development in the weeks before its unveiling here.

Gills Onions opens innovative processing facility
                  Courtesy Gills Onions

Steve Gill, co-owner of Gills Onions, cuts the ribbon on his company's new facility July 17.