New Delhi, June 27: Petrol prices has been escalating at almost daily basis. At a time when petrol costs Rs 70 per litre, there are still ways in which you can get it at Rs 40 a litre.
A 45-year-old mechanical engineer from Hyderabad has come up with an unique idea of doing so. Professor Satish Kumar, has initiated making petrol out of used plastic.
Kumar has founded a company registered with the ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises.
As per the mechanical engineer, the plastic can be converted into fuel with the process of plastic pyrolysis which is three-step process.
“The process helps recycle plastic into diesel, aviation fuel and petrol. About 500-kg of non-recyclable plastic can produce 400 litres of fuel. It is a simple process which requires no water and doesn’t release wastewater. Neither does it pollute the air as the process happens in a vacuum,” Kumar was quoted as saying .
He started this process in 2016, since then he has converted 50 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic into fuel.
Presently, the company produces 200 litre of petrol on a daily basis out of 200kg of plastic. And it is being sold for Rs 40/50 per litre to the local industries.
Whereas the usability of this fuel for vehicles is yet to be tested.
“Our main aim behind starting this plant is to help the environment. We are not expecting commercial benefits. We are only trying to do our bit to ensure a cleaner future. We are ready to share our technology with any interested entrepreneur,” Kumar was quoted as saying.
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