Thursday, February 08, 2007

Scientists develop portable generator that turns trash into electricity

The "tactical biorefinery" processes several kinds of waste at once, which it converts into fuel via two parallel processes. The system then burns the different fuels in a diesel engine to power a generator. Ladisch said the machine's ability to burn multiple fuels at once, along with its mobility, make it unique.

(Via FuturePundit.)

What if fast-food franchises used these? Can you begin to imagine the amount of debris rescued from dumpsters and landfills? I can't either.

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