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  • Continuous System For Converting Waste Plastics Into Crude Oil
    By on June 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    rtoz writes: A MIT spinout company aims to end the landfilling of plastic with a cost-effective system that breaks down nonrecycled plastics into oil, while reusing some of the gas it produces to operate. To convert the plastics into oil, this new system first shreds them. The shreds are then entered into a reactor — which runs at about 400 degrees Celsius — where a catalyst helps degrade the plastics’ long carbon chains. This produces (more…)

  • England aim to avoid series whitewash
    By on June 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    England hope to win only their third Test in New Zealand when they face the record-chasing All Blacks in Hamilton on Saturday.