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New Clean Fuel from Plastic

New Tech from Purdue University Source:  Purdue University Prof. Linda Wang Converting Plastic to Clean Oil Clean Oil from Plastic Waste Purdue University researchers have invented a new technology and chemical process that converts waste plastic to clean oil. New Tech & Chemical Process The researchers use hydrothermal liquefaction.  It works by converting materials to oil by heating them at moderate temperatures under pressure. The Purdue team used a common plastic and converted 91% of it to oil.  The oil is a clean fuel source, replaces up to 4% of diesel used annually and produces other valuable products. For a great news blog on this go to,