Plastics are non-biodegradable products. They don’t decompose easily and according to the recent survey conducted on various types of environmental pollution, it is clear that plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental concerns. In order to save the environment, Professor Satish Kumar (a mechanical engineer from Hyderabad) has done an amazing job by making petrol out of used plastics. Professor Satish Kumar is the founder of a company which is registered with the ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises.
According to Professor Satish Kumar, plastics get converted into petrol with the help of the 3 step process known as plastic pyrolysis. Plastic pyrolysis is the process which is used to recycle used plastics into diesel, petrol and aviation fuel. On an estimate, 500 kg of plastic can produce 400 litres of fuel. The plastic pyrolysis process takes place in a vacuum and does not require water in the process. This process is environment-friendly and doesn’t cause air pollution.
Currently, the market price of petrol is Rs 72.40/litre but Professor Satish Kumar’s company sells the fuel made from plastic only at Rs 40 – to Rs 50 a litre. For now, the fuel is only used by the by local industries. It is still in the testing phase to check whether it works in a vehicle or not.
No doubt this is one of the best step taken towards controlling environmental pollution in order to save our planet and to ensure a cleaner environment for everyone.