29 Sep '11, 2pm

Reaping Oil From Discarded Plastic: Agilyx, an Oregon-based start-up, says it has created a system that converts...

Agilyx An assembly of pipes and vessels developed by Agilyx cooks plastics into a gas and then condenses the vapor into long-chain hydrocarbons that can subsequently be converted into fuel. Could oil companies soon be picking up your trash? Agilyx, an Oregon-based start-up, says it has created a system that converts discarded plastic into crude oil. A prototype has been in development for 18 months, and the company says it hopes to start selling commercial versions in about nine months. The system, an assembly of pipes and vessels that will cost around $5 million, essentially cooks plastics into a gas and then condenses the vapor into a soup of long-chain hydrocarbons that can subsequently be converted into diesel, jet fuel or other substances. One factory module can turn 40,000 pounds of plastic into 130 barrels of oil a day, and larger modules are on the way, according t...

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Green Blog: Reaping Oil From Discarded Plastic

green.blogs.nytimes.com 29 Sep '11, 2pm

Agilyx An assembly of pipes and vessels developed by Agilyx cooks plastics into a gas and then condenses the vapor into lo...

Reaping Oil From Discarded Plastic

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