This might be of interest to people here. In the next few weeks in Edmonton, Canada there will be an opening of the Waste-to-Biofuels and Chemicals Facility which will be used to convert garbage into biofuels. The process that will be used to make this conversion will apparently be based on work done by Andrea Rossi when he was involved in a similar kind of process with his Petroldragon company back in the 1980s and 1990s. We know that his operation was shut down by the government, but the concept has not died out.
Gizmodo has a feature article about the plant which includes a photo tour of the plant. The plan is that eventually this plant will mean that 90 per cent of Edmonton’s garbage will end up being recycled (up from the current 60 per cent), and over 100,000 tons of garbage will create 38,000 gallons of biofuels and chemicals each year.
The plant being used is owned and operated by Enerkem Alberta Biofuels, and they have apparently based their technology on a patent awarded to Andrea Rossi who made a comment about this recently on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:
About Enerkem: it definitely has utilized my patent of 1978 ( expired in 1998), and I am delighted to see that my work of 35 years ago is generating good results.