Fueling cars with food waste isn’t science fiction

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Do you remember in the “Back to the Future” movies how Doc Brown rigged the DeLorean to use garbage as a vehicle fuel? Engineers in Missouri think we could be doing that soon — with some extra steps added so the garbage doesn’t go directly into the vehicle.

Researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology say biowaste like food scraps and manure could be converted into renewable natural gas to fuel vehicles. The proposed process also could use renewable hydrogen from surplus electricity generated by solar or wind sources.

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