Imagine last month's meatloaf powering somebody's television. That, or something close to it, will begin happening next year when a new $14 million facility opens on DePaolo Drive to turn food waste into gases that will be burned to power machines that create 1.2 megawatts of electricity a year.

A Connecticut waste-to-energy project Quantum Biopower, a waste-to-energy company in Southington, Connecticut, is prepared to make energy and environmental history.

Southington is now home to Connecticut’s first food waste-to-renewable-energy facility, bringing cutting edge technology and a new spin on recycling.