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Resource ID: #23200
Subject: Energy
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
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Date: 06/25/2006; 06/27/2006; 06/30/2006; 07/02/2006

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A company named Green Power "proposed turning Cheyenne's trash to diesel through the process of catalytic depolymerization." The Austrian gentleman who owned the company, Michael Spitzauer, intended to "cure the shortage of diesel and America's dependence on foreign oil within a matter of years." But a background check revealed a criminal record in Austria, and a jail sentence for fraud. In addition, an expert noted that it is not possible for "a low-energy material such as trash to be turned into a high-energy product such as diesel fuel."

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