Fuel from waste plastic

PTI Dehradun | Updated on November 16, 2011

A team of scientists at the Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) here has developed a new technology to convert environmentally-hazardous plastic into petroleum products.

After nearly a decade-long experiments, the team of six IIP scientists, led by its Director, Dr Madhukar Omkarnath Garg, has managed to achieve a breakthrough in developing a “combination of catalysts” which can convert the plastic either into gasoline or diesel or aromatics along with LPG as a common byproduct.

“We believe it is a big achievement of our scientists to produce petroleum products from waste plastics,” IIP spokesman, Mr S.K Sharma said here on Wednesday.

Published on November 16, 2011

Follow us on Telegram, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Linkedin. You can also download our Android App or IOS App.

This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

You May Also Like