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LPG, diesel from plastic waste soon a reality

21 January 2011

PUNE: One kg plastic waste can produce 800 ml diesel and 200 ml liquefied petroleum gas. The Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIPL), Dehradun, is working on this project which will be commercialised in 18 months, IIPL director M O Garg said on Thursday.

A memorandum of understanding was signed at the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) between the institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), USA.

The signatories will work on combustion characteristics of future fuels and engine development. Garg said that a demo-unit will be ready in eight months. “At present, data is being collected. The products will confirm to Bharat Stage III and IV norms,” he added……

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/LPG-diesel-from-plastic-waste-soon-a-reality/articleshow/7330035.cms#ixzz1Bg4Z0hIY

Written by csirindia

January 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Posted in IIP

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