Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mr. Fusion, Here We Come

Talk About Your Timing! The folks over at Engadget have given me the perfect way to wrap up my "Back to the Future" reenactment in a timely fashion:

Plasma Plant turns your old junk into electricity, which can then be used to create more junk:
"The transmutation of garbage into energy is a particularly modern form of alchemy. We've seen it done on a smaller scale in the past, but now a company called Geoplasma is assembling the country's first plasma refuse plant in St. Lucie County, Florida. Scheduled to go online by 2011, the plant will process 1,500 tons of garbage a day, adding 60 megawatts to the power grid -- enough energy to power 50,000 homes. The plant works by vaporizing refuse with a 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit stream of plasma. The organic components (food, fluids, paper) create a pressurized gas that is then used to turn a turbine, while any inorganic refuse (metals) that may be present condenses, later to be collected for industrial uses. But will it power a Flux Capacitor?"
Now, if we could just do something about Marty's kids.

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