From the ever inspiring ecogeek - http://www.ecogeek.org/component/content/article/2947
A new company in Washington, DC, Envion, believes they've come up with a way to efficiently convert waste plastic into fuel by using carefully-controlled infra-red energy. The $5-million plant was unveiled this morning.
The process that Envion has created is still tightly under wraps, but the plant includes a chemical reactor with internal agitators for mixing the liquid and heating elements that deliver the necessary infra-red energy. Since the infra-red energy is easily controlled, the process is very efficient. The plant is able to convert 82 percent of the waste into fuel and the resulting sludge is usable too.
The liquid can be mixed with other components to become gasoline or diesel. Envion has already signed up one company to use their recycled oil as motor fuel and is negotiating contracts with others.
The plant can process all types of plastic except for #1 PET, which is easily recycled at a better value. For each ton of waste, the plant can produce three to five barrels of fuel, with each barrel costing about $10 to make.
The amount of good news these days is overwhelming. There is something going on. Maybe Ian Lungold was right about us being on a schedule
(For those of you who do not know who Ian is, watch his mind blowing explanation of the Mayan calendar and how he put the pieces together to show the evolution of the universe and the planets and life and animals and humans and all of consciousness matches up to the cycles of the Mayan calendar which ends October 28th, 2011!)