Jayme Navarro, a filipino inventor accidentally converted used plastics into gasoline, diesel and kerosene.
He said “I was thinking on how to make these used plastic into a new reusable plastic or raw material. But on the process, the plastic didn’t came out as I desired but it became diesel.”
A recycling plant collects plastics from different landfills or dumpsites and put to good use. The process is breaking down the plastics into pieces until they became in a powdered form then they are melted in a reactor machine and converted to diesel, kerosene and gasoline via distillation process.
2 tons of plastics can produce 8 drums of 1600 liters of diesel per day which are then sold for only 4 pesos per kilo or 4,000 pesos per ton. The product is now used by big factories and can also be used by vehicles.
This is a great solution to a major problem in the Philippines.