From this article about a company which has invented a procedure to turn a wide variety of waste products into oil products (via Drudge):
Unlike other solid-to-liquid-fuel processes such as cornstarch into ethanol, this one will accept almost any carbon-based feedstock. If a 175-pound man fell into one end, he would come out the other end as 38 pounds of oil, 7 pounds of gas, and 7 pounds of minerals, as well as 123 pounds of sterilized water. While no one plans to put people into a thermal depolymerization machine...
Miscellania · Mon, 04/21/2003 - 09:11 · Importance: 1