Technology has caught up with “Back to the Future” where food waste is converted into energy. It’s not Doc Brown dropping a banana peel into Mr. Fusion to power his Deloreon time machine, but rather Quantum Biopower’s new anaerobic digester — the first of its kind in the state.

Brian Paganini, managing director of Quantum Biopower, led a ribbon-cutting ceremony with company and state officials Tuesday afternoon.

Connecticut’s U.S. senators are renewing their call for the creation of a federal green bank to grow clean energy and energy efficiency.