Either move it to the CrazyCataclysm mod like was talked about years ago OR…
Make it less silly.
Either just limit the volume of items that can be consumed (No munching TVs for full batteries) and introduce an over-time effect to burning somewhat like with the kiln…
Or make it an advanced version of the metabolic interchange CBM that allows the player to continuously charge batteries at the cost of hunger with the added perk that the player can fill up on almost anything (Volume restriction maintained). And add a morale penalty for eating non-edibles.
OR just add a morale penalty for eating non-edibles.
I’d prefer the first version because I always imagined it as a small compartment replacing a single kidney that lets you burn small items.
ALSO make the player fart smoke when it’s working.