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Scientists at IIP produce petrol from plastic

16 November 2011

DEHRADUN: A team of scientists at the Indian Institute of Petroleum [IIP] here has developed a new technology to convert environmentally-hazardous plastic into petroleum products. After nearly a decade-long experiments, the team of six scientists of IIP led by its Director Madhukar Omkarnath Garg has managed to achieve a breakthrough in developing a “combination of catalysts” which can convert the plastic either into gasoline or diesel or aromatics along with LPG as a common byproduct.

“We believe it is a big achievement of our scientists to produce petroleum products from waste plastics,” IIP spokesman S.K. Sharma said here on Wednesday.

GAIL, which has sponsored the entire project, is also exploring the economic viability of the project in order to produce the petroleum products on mass-scale, scientists said…..

Read more: http://english.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/contentView.do?contentId=10441275&programId=1073750974&tabId=1&contentType=EDITORIAL

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Written by csirindia

November 17, 2011 at 6:09 am

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