Trash pilesEagerly awaited technology turns garbage into fuel. Several companies are at the forefront of developing a new technology to convert trash into fuel. Known as cellulostic ethanol, the product could be used as a biofuel without having to use precious agricultural products as the base for the fuel. If successful, the technology could provide ample biofuel without pushing up the costs of certain agricultural products. An informative video is included. See the video and learn more about these interesting prospects from the Voice of America.

About the Author: Lauren Boitel

Lauren Boitel is the Executive Director of ImpactNV, a statewide sustainability NGO convener and coalition builder that drives systemic change around economic, environmental, and social sustainability in the Silver State. Lauren has 12 years of experience as a Sustainability Professional in Southern Nevada and teaches Sustainability & Entrepreneurship for the Lee Business School at UNLV.