Economy

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

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