There are some things in this world that I just don’t understand. Like how planes fly. How cell phones work. Or why my middle school girlfriend broke up with me over AOL Instant Messenger. Time doesn’t heal all wounds, Susan.

Well now it’s time to add The HomeBiogas 2.0 to that ever-growing list. Because while it looks awesome, I just can’t wrap my mind around how it turns leftover meatloaf into energy.

So how do you get your discarded banana peels to turn into usable cooking gas?  Well the first time you inflate the main chamber, you’ll need to add manure to get some bacteria in there. Apparently that bacteria is what turns your food waste into biogas. Luckily, you’ll only have to add manure once – during your very first use, and then you’ll be good to go after that. That’s good news for both you and the family dog.

It provides up to 3 hours of cooking gas straight to your stovetop on a daily basis and can hold up to 700 liters of gas at a time. You can toss in ANY leftovers – no need to sort your scraps.

This probably won’t put the big energy companies out of business any time soon, but it’s a great way to put your leftovers to use.

Check out The HomeBiogas 2.0 campaign here.