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Home-scale conversion of plastics to oil

Posted by Lesley White over 6 years ago

A highly-promising development out of Japan: a corporation called Blest has developped a home-scale plastic to oil converter. Through the process 1kg of plastics yields 1 litre of oil.

The machine produced in various sizes, for both industrial and home uses, can easily transform a kilogram of plastic waste into a liter of oil, using about 1 kW·h of electricity but without emitting CO2 in the process. The machine uses a temperature controlling electric heater instead of flames, processing anything from polyethylene or polystyrene to polypropylene (numbers 2-4). 1 kg of plastic produces one liter of oil. This process uses only about 1 kW·h of electricity.

 

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http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/plastic-to-oil-fantastic

http://www.blest.co.jp/englishcatalogue.html

 

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Verity Bachmann
Verity Bachmann : Wow, this looks promising! Can the oil be used in engines again?
Posted over 6 years ago

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Lesley White : Verity, their catalogue says that the oil can be used as 'fuel' for boilers, generators, incinerators, diesel engines and 'vessels', whatever that means. However they add that re-distillation may be necessary depending on the type of equipment being operated. Hope that helps.
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