Skipjack June 3, 2019 07:22 PM How efficient? Does it take more energy to make the fuel than you get from burning it? If so, it is worthless. WolfeSA June 4, 2019 03:37 AM This is excellent. The problem with recycling is value addition. At the moment the game add from selling it for reuse as a bottle is low. But it's it was a feedstock for jet fuel then you can charge more. It's worth subsiding because the positive impact on society is high. All you need is you get to a compact stage where such plants can be placed next to landfills. But if we ban single use plastics this tech may need a wider range of plastic inputs. Nik June 4, 2019 06:50 AM Should I buy a landfill site full of plastic? It might be an oil-well waiting to happen! roger90 June 4, 2019 12:26 PM Cost per gallon? Remember the biofuels at $22 per gallon? myale June 4, 2019 12:38 PM Waste pyrolysis has been around for ages - https://wastepyrolysisplant.net/waste-plastic-to-fuel - the article needs more information as to what makes this version better McDesign June 4, 2019 01:28 PM From the original article, "You have to separate the resulting product to get jet fuel," Lei said. "If you don't separate it, then it's all diesel fuel." Uh - this is at best a vague statement of the end of the process - would like to see actual detail. Expanded Viewpoint June 4, 2019 01:58 PM I've read a few articles about bio-fuels, but not even one of them ever mentioned a price point or any efficiency levels. Which ALWAYS leads me to wonder why they are doing it, if it's not cost effective. Talk about a dollar waiting on a dime! $22 for a gallon of bio-fuel?? That cost really needs to be brought down for anyone to take it seriously. Randy flyerfly June 4, 2019 02:39 PM If one uses solar generated heat this might work...if you have to use other sources of heat it seems like a dog chases tail problem. It would be a way of "storing" the solar heat in a long term fashion while getting rid of waste plastic. If it works well the EPA will probably ban its use though... Username June 4, 2019 03:37 PM If milk cartons are made of plastic should we still be calling then cartons? (carton being the french word for cardboard) DaveWesely June 4, 2019 05:32 PM Yeah, just what we need to do - convert more solid carbon compounds into CO2, with engines that utilize less than 33% of the chemical energy in the fuel.