Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Peak Plastics? Man invents small portable machine to convert plastic to oil

I am sure the idea is not completely new, but it’s well packaged and thought out. One key question would be how much electricity is required, another would be scalability. Plastic litter is a significant issue in 3rd world countries, this type of machine could be a local source of oil for small remote communities, especially in Africa where solar energy is more abundant. I have always thought it would be good to separate garbage into types, even if we can’t use that type now, someone will look at that stockpile and come up with a way to exploit it.

Thanks to Rod from Tanknet

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