Bob Yirka of Tech Xplore writes on a group of researchers who believe that we could power ships with ocean plastics.
- The researchers believe that by converting the plastics to a type of oil via hydrothermal liquefaction we could power ocean cleanup ships.
- While the oil made from ocean plastic would still emit carbon, its carbon intensity would be significantly less than traditional petroleum.
- While it remains to be seen if this project would be successful, this could be key to reducing pollution in oceans.
Read the full article here.