Last month's leftover casserole, rotting vegetables and other food waste will fuel two new facilities here to generate enough electricity to power thousands of homes a year.

Inside Quantum Biopower in Southington, Brian Paganini and I stood near a giant pit filled with taco shells, old hot chocolate powder, pasta, graham crackers, and lots of other old and expired food.

Biogas Advances in the US

Producing a range of end products from a seemingly endless list of resources, methane-based energy project development is picking up in the country.