STILLWATER, Okla. - It's technology out of Stillwater that could change the world.
Former students and staff members at Oklahoma State University are turning trash into valuable synthetic gas.
The patented 'gasifacation' process could change the alternative energy game.
The project's called 'Renewable Energy Power on Demand' or 'RE-PODS'.
The RE-POD systems can take any items outside of stone, glass or metal and transform it into 'syngas', which can run specially made generators.
"The gas is separated from the underlying material," said Carey Warren, the project's CEO.
The process itself was developed by Raymond Huhnke and his biofuels research team at Oklahoma State University.
"Thank you to OSU. They've created technology that can take anything and create electricity from it," Warren said.
All involved with the project met in Stillwater on Wednesday, displaying the machine's ability by running a number of kitchen electronics from a syngas fueled generator.
Also in attendance, a number of potential investors, as RE-PODS looks toward the future.
"We're talking to the Choctaw and the Creek Nations," Warren said. "Being native sons of Oklahoma, we want to give this back to Oklahoma."
With proper funding, the group said they could hit the market in one to two years.