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Universal Waste-to-Energy

Technologies in the Film

Image credit: Back to the Future Part II (1989)

In the movie, there are several scenes which demonstrate the Delorean being fueled by trash and other wastes. While this technology is starting to appear in energy plants, the technology is still new, and is nowhere near the level of compactness and efficiency needed to use with a car. As of right now, large combustion facilities with complicated processes are required to convert waste into energy [1].