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    Default Make your own diesel while recycling plastic waste !

    While visiting one of my favourite sites, of a rather eccentric have a go at anything person E.M. SMITH otherwise known as the Chiefio. E.M.SMITH is an old style computer guy now semi retired (reminds me of Robmac, and Seasink but different..)


    Often looking for projects and interesting things to keep his over active mind satisfied, love cooking up things.


    This time he is looking at a process for cooking up plastic bottles and other plastic waste to make Diesel oil, the videos are entertaining and using old bits and pieces of recycled equipment like car radiators for condensate cooling etc. Sounds a bit like a New Zealander as the demonstrator explains the process. Anyway here is a link to the Chiefio's site https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2019/0...esel-refinery/

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    also a link to one of the videos (if it works here)






    If it doesn't there are others on the Chiefio's site


    Now clean up all the plastic junk and make Diesel. and above all have a bit of fun while looking after the environment....well hopefully.

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    theres a mob called greenline energy doing this in thailand ,check it out on the net ,pugs

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    Monash Uni have a plant as well.

    https://lens.monash.edu/2018/06/05/1...stic-into-fuel

    I guess it is better to "return" the diesel to the environment , than choke sea creatures with discarded plastics.
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    #3 in the series.



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    There's a plant on the Central Coast the ABC covered recently https://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-...c-fuel/6484004

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    There is a certain appeal in making it happen yourself, but perhaps you would need to be in a rural environment to get away with it, say Ballarat or Skipton...

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    Or even Nth of Sydney. #5




    https://youtu.be/Z58QeWKGBSI?t=26

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    There's a plant on the Central Coast the ABC covered recently https://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-...c-fuel/6484004

    Two things that will kill off such recycling is over regulation and interference by self interested bodies that want to make money with either a different process or idea, or just don't like the idea if they didn't come up with the answer. Maybe why I like the individual types that tend to fly under the radar of the big commercial interest and activist lobbyists. From your link Seasink

    But the Total Environment Centre is not convinced of the plant's environmental benefits and has described the technology as a 'backward step'.
    "We are not impressed with recyclable plastics being sent off for a single destructive use to be burnt as fuel,' TEC Executive Director, Jeff Angel said.
    "What you want to do, in order to get the best result for recycling plastic and that certainly includes things like plastic milk containers, is for them to be converted back into plastic because that material can be converted into plastic time and time again,"
    "If this fuel conversion is taking those resources and using them for a one-off fuel source, then that's a complete waste of resources."
    Mr Angel also has a message for Central Coast councils.
    "It's absolutely incumbent on those local councils...that they absolutely ensure that the resource they're using...are first subject to best practice source separation and that the vast majority of this material is re-directed to genuine recycling," he said.
    "I can promise them and the councils who may be considering signing these contracts, a gigantic fight.
    "It's certainly not good for limited resources that we lock these recyclable plastics up into 10 or 20 year contracts and we prevent the capacity for our society to be energy and resource efficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego View Post
    Two things that will kill off such recycling is over regulation and interference by self interested bodies that want to make money with either a different process or idea, or just don't like the idea if they didn't come up with the answer. Maybe why I like the individual types that tend to fly under the radar of the big commercial interest and activist lobbyists. From your link Seasink
    Of course TEC could be entirely correct that conversion process is not environmentally friendly. And their is no collusion or self interest. It is completely correct

    TBH I don't have the interest to research the process or discover the credentials of "experts" making the comments.

    I'll leave that to you.

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    Mr Angel also has a message for Central Coast councils.
    If Mr Angel had been reading the news he'd have noticed that Wyong and Gosford shires were amalgamated into a single super-council by the unlamented Mr Baird.

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