According to an article in India’s The Economic Times, a team or Romanian and Turk researchers say they have devised a way to turn discarded computers into environmentally friendly consumer products, even auto fuel.
The researchers say they have created a recycling technique that takes old computer circuit boards and removes toxic materials. Their process then turns the boards into oils that could be safely used as fuel. The materials, called feedstocks, can also be used for a wide range of consumer products. Researchers note that the biggest obstacle to commercializing the process is ramping up the scale.