Solar energy to make raw petroleum from waste plastics

Posted on June 15, 2011. Filed under: Fossil fuels, Solar |

A Japanese, Akinoriis Ito who worked for the company Blest Corporation, has designed a tower called Plastikoleum tower to use solar energy to convert tons of waste plastic into the original form of raw petroleum to make gasoline, kerosene, or diesel.

Plastikoleum tower is a conventional solar power tower variation that using the same process. Its utilize heat from the sun to create steam to run turbines for electricity that is used to process plastic waste into oil. Tower can generate electricity of about 10MW and produce about 60 barrels of oil every hour.

The first idea emerged to make Plastikoleum tower is due to the large energy requirement to convert plastic waste into oil. Blest Corporation company selling the plastic converters device around the world in the form of a small desktop version to make 1 liter of oil from 1kg of plastic waste. In addition to utilizing the waste, the resulting oil can be sold for $ 100 per barrel.


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