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Japanese Machine Converts Plastic To Oil

Nick (109) writes | more than 3 years ago

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Nick writes "Rather than burning the plastic using flame, which generates CO2, the machine uses a temperature-controlled electric heater to convert plastic into crude gas, which can then be used to power gas-based household appliances like stoves, boilers and generators or, if refined, can even be pumped into a car or motorcycle. Small yet highly efficient, the machine produces nearly one liter of oil – gasoline, diesel or kerosine – from every kilogram of plastic, requiring only 1 kilowatt of electricity for the conversion.

A five minute YouTube demonstrates the process"

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News at eleven (1)

westlake (615356) | more than 3 years ago | (#33377394)

Petroleum based plastic can be converted to a petroleum based fuel.

Nothing here about how clean-burning or pollutant-free this process really is.

Wrong Units (1)

Bob-taro (996889) | more than 3 years ago | (#33380872)

Small yet highly efficient, the machine produces nearly one liter of oil - gasoline, diesel or kerosine - from every kilogram of plastic, requiring only 1 kilowatt of electricity for the conversion.

Was that supposed to be 1 kilowatt-hour?

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