Waste ice cream could be used to provide heating and lighting at one of Gloucester's biggest employers.
Unilever, which owns Walls ice cream, has applied for permission to build an anaerobic digester on its factory site in Barnwood.
The company wants to use waste, hosed down from the machines, to create up to two and a half megawatts of heat and power to fuel a generator.
Unilever makes about six million ice creams a day at the Barnwood factory.
That sounds a clever idea