I stopped reading after the claim that a 175 lb person could be turned into something that exactly equalled 175 lb of output, none of which I translated into "waste". There's nothing scientists hate more than a theory that espouses perfect conversion without waste.
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#23 Posted on 29.8.05 1924.09 Reposted on: 29.8.12 1924.11
According to Fortune, that thermal depolymerization plant ran into some troubles. http://www.fortune.com/fortune/smallbusiness/articles/0,15114,1018747,00.html They figured that animal waste was going to be declared unsuitable for animal feed, but that never happened. So they have to buy the animal waste, which raises their costs up to $80 / barrel. But they plan to build plants overseas, where food processors will likely pay them to get rid of their refuse. Still an interesting idea though.