Fuel From Waste Plastics
University of Central Florida, Florida, United States
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.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 724
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
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Primary Sources of Funding: University
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners