Guelph researcher turning ‘Back to the Future’ fuel into reality

Engineer Animesh Dutta is researching how to turn food waste into bio-products

By Clare Bonnyman, CBC News Posted: Aug 21, 2017

Using food waste as fuel, like in this scene from 1989’s Back to the Future 2, is something that could become real, thanks to University of Guelph researcher Animesh Dutta. (UNIVERSAL PICTURES)

Professor Animesh Dutta has never seen the movie Back to The Future, but his latest project bears a striking resemblance to the film.

The University of Guelph engineer is finding a way to turn food waste into fuel.

“Waste is a resource waiting for an opportunity,” Dutta told CBC News.

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