What About Plastic-to-Fuel Converters?

From the Santa Cruz Sentinel:

SANTA CRUZ, CALIF. — The vision of recycling thousands of tons of discarded plastic in Santa Cruz County to fuel local diesel vehicles is one step closer to reality thanks in part to veteran boat captain Jim “Homer” Holm, who has campaigned to bring a small, commercially viable, plastic-to-fuel conversion machine to town next month for research and testing by Cabrillo College students.

If testing validates manufacturer claims, the technology could be a new alternative to shipping tons of plastic overseas for recycling or letting hard-to-recycle materials fill landfills. Instead, local communities would have a new, almost infinite fuel source to run diesel machinery.

Read more: Clean Oceans to bring plastics to fuel machine prototype to Santa Cruz Co.


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What do you think about converting plastics to fuel? 

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0 responses to “What About Plastic-to-Fuel Converters?”

  1. Catherine Millman says:

    Finally, we look for solutions

  2. Kahi says:

    Part of the solution, not the solution.

    Inspiring work by Homer.

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