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naperlou
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naperlou   5/31/2012 10:42:22 PM
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I am supprised that this is not more widely used.  There is plenty of feedstock.  If the government wants to put its money into green energy, this is the place to do it.

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Tim   5/31/2012 9:56:53 PM
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This process has great potential.  It would be great to have large scale plants that will process the plastic waste stream in an efficient manner. 

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Re: Links to studies
Jerry dycus   5/31/2012 8:57:30 PM
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         Great article Ann. Especially all the numbers and links to explore really help.

          This tech should be a great money maker for equipment suppliers and small business using it to make fuel, thus money.  The price of gasoline, diesel will be $10-11/gal in just 5 yrs in today's $ because of 4B new oil users.

        Anyone know what plastic make what and exactly what is the problem with PET and about the 50% like it?

          I'd like to do a Plastics to fuel unit just for kicks plus I might need one in the future. My EV's are fine for transport only needing fuel for long trips.

         I'm amazed no comments about a tech that can about solve the plastics waste, pollution problem while helping solve others like fuel security.  This is really important tech in so many ways making 50k  jobs, helping energy security and nicely improving the quality of life, especially that in the water but ours too.

                                               Jerry Dycus

 like fuel security

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Links to studies
Ann R. Thryft   5/31/2012 12:00:18 PM
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For those interested, the 4R Sustainability research report mentioned in the article can be found here: http://plastics.americanchemistry.com/Plastics-to-Oil

A more recent study, also funded by the ACC, is an environmental and economic analysis of four plastics-to-energy conversion technologies: pyrolysis, gasification, plasma arc, and anaerobic digestion. That one can be found here: http://plastics.americanchemistry.com/Sustainability-Recycling/Energy-Recovery/Environmental-and-Economic-Analysis-of-Emerging-Plastics-Conversion-Technologies.pdf

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