TechConnect Innovation Program

Fuel From Waste Plastics

University of Central Florida, Florida, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This technology utilizes waste polymeric materials, such as plastic bottles, for the production of liquid fuels such as gasoline, jet fuel, and diesel fuel. The major innovations of this technology are new found catalysts and processes for more efficient and cost effective production of liquid fuels from waste polymeric materials.

Primary Application Area: Environmental, Water & Waste

Technology Development Status: Concept

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The value of this technology is the method of catalytic and hydrocracking of plastics based on catalytic heated metal hydrides that decompose plastic efficiently into liquid fuel. This technology is unique by utilizing metal hydrides as the catalyst. This process produces fuel efficiently and inexpensively as compared to other methodologies.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 724

Website: tt.research.ucf.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners