Plastic can be turned into a number of useful products, one of which is Oil.
There are a number of companies producing products that work in this field.
Commercial systems[edit | edit source]
Widely publicised has been Blests machine however there are concerns about the energy balance in this equation as it appears to use 3kWh to produce 1 liter of oil (10kWh energy value), over 3 hours. Thus taking a long time to repay the capital cost of the machine ¥1,060,000 (around US$12,700), even presuming that the cost of collecting and separating the plastic consumed was zero.
Larger systems exist such as Envion which have a high (details?) starting price.
There do not appear yet to be any systems somewhere between table-top size and full-size industrial plants.
Other companies entering this field include:
- Ectomy using Thermodynamic Cracking, but give no other details on the technology.
- GBIsafety, Quality and Experience to Work on Your Next Project.
Open Source or Humanitarian Licenced[edit | edit source]
There do not appear to be any open-source or humanitarian licensed developments in this area yet.