boost production of diesel

CSIR teams up with GAIL to boost production of diesel from plastic waste

The GAIL, central public sector undertaking, will help the government’s premier R&D body CSIR in scaling up new technology of converting plastic waste to automotive grade diesel and rolling it out nationwide after six months of regular operation of a small plant in Dehradun. The move may help India deal with the menace of plastic waste to an extent.

The technology of the Dehradun’s waste plastics to diesel plant, inaugurated by Union science & technology minister Harsh Vardhan, has been developed by the scientists of the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun under the GAIL’s sponsorship.

The one tonne per day (TPD) capacity of plant, set up within the premises of the CSIR-IIP, will convert 1,000 kg of plastic waste to 800 litres of diesel daily. This will be made available to government, police and army vehicles for regular use.

“The diesel will be of automotive grade, meeting the diesel specifications for use in vehicles and could be straight away filled in cars, trucks or generators,” said the CSIR in a statement.

Source: The Times of India

Packaging 360 is a comprehensive knowledge sharing ecosystem for the Indian packaging industry. Our services include an online content platform to deliver news, insights and case studies; organising conferences seminars and customised training; Providing Bespoke Project Consulting, Market Research and Intelligence.

Related Posts

Reach Us