Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Fuel from Garbage

Thanks to Mumbai based start-up's patented tech...
From the article,

The technology yields 1.1 litres of fuel from one kilo of plastic bags, and 1.2 litres fuel from one kilo of polyethylene sacks used for packaging, all at a cost of Rs 11-12 per litre. One kilo of plastic coating on wires yields 600 ml of fuel.

2 comments:

Kedar said...

There is another company started in Nagpur by Prof. Alka Zadgaonkar that claims to do the same. Check out:

http://www.plastic2petrol.com

witan said...

Sounds exciting, BUT ...
Have the technologists considered the possibility of extremely toxic waste products - like dioxins - being produced?
Processing of "polyethylene sacks" - which do not contain chlorine - will not give rise to dioxins, but other plastics like PVC (polyvinyl chloride) are very likely to do so.