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Recycle waste plastics into fuel in your own backyard February 3, 2013

Posted by Holly Rose Wood in Energy, Technology, Transport.
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After watching Matt Stern’s interview on Project Camelot (see The End of ‘The Grid’ as we know it) I am reassured to discover how easy it seems to be to recycle virtually any old plastic waste* into fuel to run a multitude of engines. We got in touch with some of PSTV’s engineering friends who have recently been playing at turning waste plastics into fuel and although it’s early days they are having a good deal of success. If you are at all concerned about how you will manage if/when the energy grid goes down then this will interest you greatly.

We have been browsing the tube for some starting points but there is lots more to look at when designing your prototype:

Some background and an industrial waste processing plant – Ventana Cleantech : Converting Waste Plastics to Petroleum Fuels
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz7pfNSAKpM

A more rudimentary approach
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYdP6kEtvds

This shows the concept working at its most basic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=R3Bc_LSd-YU&feature=endscreen

*Except PVC. Due to the added chlorine in the plastic which does not condense into fuel and is released as a harmful vapour.

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