Richard Yonck of GeekWire reports on a new technique that could transform plastic waste into fuel.
- Each year more than 390 million tons of plastic are produced globally, half of which are economically challenging to recycle.
- Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the Technical University of Munich have found a way to transform this waste into fuel.
- Using a highly-efficient process, the team was able to convert waste products directly into petroleum compounds which resulted in a gasoline-like compound that can be used to generate energy.
- While the research is still in its early stages, it could pave the way for reducing pollution while powering transportation with affordable fuel.
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