Well, I was reading an interesting piece in Popular Mechanics last night entitled, "6 Bright Ideas for the Future of Energy," and came upon this:
Turn Trash Into PowerSo maybe it's possible.
The Green Energy Machine, or GEM, is an unlikely alt-fuel hero. Yet the dumpster-size cargo container jutting from a building in Waltham, Mass., can heat and power 200,000 square feet of space on a daily diet of 3 tons of garbage. The $850,000 system, which incorporates a Rube Goldberg–like array of devices, can pay for itself in three years, according to Michael Cushman, vice president of IST Energy, which makes GEMs. It can save some 540 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually and—unlike much alt-energy tech—it’s ready now. “We welcome revolutionary technology, but this is an evolutionary solution with substantial potential for high impact,” Cushman says. “We don’t need a 10-year-off solution, we need a today solution.”
Trash to fuel. Who'd have guessed.
Keep us informed, Carl, as this progresses. This could be big.