September 18, 2008

ISU Researchers Using Biodiesel To Recycle Plastic

There is an article in the news today about research that conducted at Iowa State University to improve the efficiency of internal combustion engines. With some 250 million registered vehicles in this country it is much needed research. But the part that really caught my attention was the research being conducted using biodiesel to recycle plastics.

One interesting project being researched in the lab is the recycling of some waste plastics by dissolving them in biodiesel fuel. Kong and his team are checking to see if biodiesel fuel can be used to eliminate waste plastics by mixing the plastic into the fuel. The team is studying the performance of engines burning biodiesel with plastic mixed in.

Source : Daily Tech

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