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Mr. Fusion

A memorable part of the “Back to the Future” movies was the Mr. Fusion reactor on the DeLorean that turned garbage into time-traveling power.

Plasma Arc Gasification

A technology like that of the Mr. Fusion does exist, it’s just not so compact, or everyday. It’s called plasma arc gasification and it’s both more efficient and cleaner than simple garbage incineration for power.

Cleaner But Expensive

There are plasma waste conversion plants in Asia and Europe, but it’s still more expensive than other energy alternatives, at least for now.

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4 Responses

  1. MegaZone

    The commenter name @foamysking is meant to be Foamy’s King – as in Foamy is King, not possessive. It is a reference to the character that is his Twitter image, Foamy the Squirrel, from the web series Neurotically Yours by Ill Will Press: http://www.illwillpress.com/

    Not that I’m a fellow member of the Cult of Foamy or anything…

  2. MegaZone

    The commenter name @foamysking is meant to be Foamy’s King – as in Foamy is King, not possessive. It is a reference to the character that is his Twitter image, Foamy the Squirrel, from the web series Neurotically Yours by Ill Will Press: http://www.illwillpress.com/

    Not that I’m a fellow member of the Cult of Foamy or anything…

  3. Dave

    I’d like to have one of those in my backyard; if for nothing else than bragging rights.

  4. Jendi

    And what a timely topic since everyone was just saying it was Back To The Future day again – online. At least for the ones that photoshopped the dashboard?

    I think the editors did a great job and really made this one fun to watch by adding the movie clips – thanks!