There's a mechanism to shred waste and convert it into these pellets, which act as the starting fuel for the gasifier. The pellets are a combination of food waste, paper, and plastic packaging. Metals, which have no energy content, are sorted out. The machine can convert 95 percent of the waste into energy and the ash is approved for landfills, according to the company.
January 28, 2011 4:00 AM PST
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