Carl: Uh! What's that smell?
Jody: I'm working on my latest invention. I'm turning our old food into an energy source for our car and our house.
乔迪：我在研究我最近的发明 。我要把陈旧的食物转化为能源，为汽车和房屋供能 。
Carl: Why? There are already lots of types of renewable energy that power cars and homes, and none of them smell like this!
Jody: Well, I think I'm onto a better alternative. Imagine being able to recycle your unwanted food into fuel. That's the wave of the future.
乔迪：不过，我想要提供一个更好的选择 。想象一下，你能够回收利用多余的食物，把它变成燃料 。这是未来的潮流 。
Carl: You mean you think that it would be more efficient than wind power and solar energy? There are geothermal and hydroelectric power plants that already provide energy for lots of homes and businesses.
卡尔：你的意思是它比风能和太阳能更有效? 有些地热和水力发电厂已经在为许多家庭和企业提供能源服务了 。
Jody: But I'm using food that would otherwise be wasted.
Carl: I hate to break it to you, but if you want to convert food into fuel, there are already different types of biofuels that work pretty well.
Jody: You mean somebody has already beaten me to the punch?
Carl: Yes, and I bet they've found a way to do it without this stench!