A study demonstrated that solid recovered fuel created from nonrecycled plastics and other waste can power energy-intensive commercial and industrial operations. (Source: Balcones Resources/University of Texas at Austin)
Definitely an interesting idea to create fuel from non-recycled plastics. But while there are obvious energy benefits, what about the emissions and environmental/human safety factor? I, for one, am not a fan of breathing in what would seem to be plastic residue.
NIST's new five-year strategic plan for its Material Measurement Laboratory lists additive manufacturing materials development as one of the main areas it will support by developing measurements, data, techniques, and models.
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