A 45 year old mechanical engineer from Hyderabad is converting waste plastics into fuel and starts selling it for 40 rupees per litre.
Sathish says the 3 step process of converting plastic into fuel is known as plastic pyrolysis.
He founded a company registered with the ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises.
Satish has so far converted 50 tonnes of end life plastics into fuel since 2016. End life plastics are the one which cannot be recycled.
His company is currently producing 200 litres of fuel a day and selling it to local industries.
“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,” — Satish Said.
“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,” he added.
All kinds of plastics, except PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and PET (polyethylene terephthalate), can be used without the need for segregation.
The usability of this fuel in vehicles it yet to be tested.