Thanks To Technology India Will Soon Say “Good-bye” To Plastic Waste! This Is Amazing Breakthrough!
Thanks to a great breakthrough by Dehradun-based Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) researchers, India will soon be able to convert their plastic waste into diesel and petrol. IIP is a constituent lab of the Scientific and Industrial Research Council. Recently, IIP has developed technology that converts plastic waste to petroleum products. Green technology is currently only available in Japan, Germany and US. The UK and Australia are still trying to work on it. This technology uses a combination of suitable catalysts turning plastic into by products such as, diesel, gasoline or aromatics, and LPG.
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M.O Garg, The IIP Director, says that these fuels attained (diesel and gasoline) by Green technology are of very high quality and meet Euro-III standards. It is also said by the officials that it will vastly reduce engine emissions. If an engine is run on this fuel, the vehicle will be able to run for at least two more kilometers per liter than when it uses ordinary diesel.
“We have applied for a patent. We developed this after nearly a decade of intensive research. We are now planning to commercialize the technology although we are still engaged in the process of engineering to design heavy machinery and processes,” Garg told Mail Today.
“The current prices of petrol, which is derived from crude hydrocarbons, range between Rs 70 to Rs 80 per litre. Petrol in this case costs Rs 30 to Rs 40 per litre, inclusive of the cost of plant, operations, manpower and land cost. There is a mammoth amount of solid waste generated in the country. It could be procured at a minuscule cost.”