Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Palestinians invent method to recycle plastic into gasoline

From the Electronic Intifada:

Plastic to petrol scheme unveiled at Ramallah science show

17 December 2012

Afnan Hamad (far right) and her colleagues demonstrate their invention to convert plastic waste into fuel. (Jillian Kestler-D’Amours / IPS)

RAMALLAH (IPS) - Afnan Hamad stood proudly in front of a booth at the Ramallah Cultural Palace exhibition hall, three plastic bottles filled with discolored liquid on the table in front of her.

“We designed a device to convert plastic waste into gasoline, kerosene and diesel fuel,” said the 23-year-old chemical engineering graduate from An-Najah University in Nablus, pointing to one of the bottles. “We hope to see a real factory built, and be the first supplier of alternative fuel in Palestine.”

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