02 Sep '11, 12pm

Innovative Ways Companies are Turning Waste Into Fuel

Innovative Ways Companies are Turning Waste Into Fuel

This article originally appeared on GreenBlue's In The Loop blog . Most of us are now aware of the environmental impacts and availability issues surrounding fossil fuels. You are also probably aware of some of the alternatives being developed to address these issues. I recently read two articles that highlighted very different alternatives for generating fuel while diverting waste. The first article was on converting waste plastics into fuels . Many organizations developing this conversion process are using pyrolysis and distillation to convert low value plastic waste into synthetic fuels. In a webinar I recently attended, it was stated that one metric ton of waste plastic would generate roughly 700 liters (l) of diesel, 200 l of kerosene, 50 l of light oil. This is a process gaining a lot of steam and we should expect to hear more about it in the coming months. Below is a...

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