PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The British got here to Philadelphia this previous week, as a part of the worldwide police chiefs conference in Middle Metropolis. A UK-based mostly exhibitor needs to assist cops right here use unlawful medicine for good.
“The great thing about that is it’s completely benign and protected,” stated Alan Shaw with Locards Explosive and Forensic Options.
Shaw says their Superior Natural Waste Digester can flip issues like cocaine and opiates into biomass gasoline.
“It may be pelleted and used as log burning gasoline in stoves, or it may be used to energy the police station,” he stated, “so it’s waste for power.”
After medicine are seized and processed into proof, they’re chucked into this machine.
“They undergo a multi-bladed shredder, after which it can go into the primary chamber,” Shaw defined. “The micro organism are then added.”
The micro organism feast on the medicine and its packaging. After 24 hours all that’s left is a unhazardous byproduct that may even be used as a soil additive.
“It assures the discount of the carbon footprint from the know-how in use now — excessive-temperature incineration,” Shaw stated.
Shaw says it’s being utilized by a number of British police forces and the UK authorities.