One Man's Trash, Another Man's Energy
Energy News: AgriPower Inc. is preparing to commercialize its biomass burners. These aren't quite the Mr. Fusion gadgets commonly found on your time machine, but the idea is similar: rather than paying to haul away your trash, why not pay to extract power from it instead? The device is explained in this News.com article; AgriPower claims it's 75 percent efficient when you fill the hopper with last night's leftovers. No word yet on the smell or about how big a truck you'll need to get one of these things. Check out this New York Times article as well -- the U.S. Department of Energy is creating three bioenergy labs to work on similar issues.