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Ghanaians produce energy fuel from plastic waste

By Kofi Adu Domfeh
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Plastic waste is a menace in Ghana's environmental management.

But such waste could soon become a hot economic commodity if a new technology to turn plastic waste into fuel succeeds in the planned commercial production.

The current focus of the innovative research is using “Reverse Function Theory” and “Thermal Decomposition Approach” to develop diesel, petrol, kerosene and aviation fuels.

It is a collaborative effort of two engineers – Isaiah Nimako and Nene Amoatey – as well as energy expert, Michael Kweku Commeh at the Technology Consultancy Centre (TCC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The fuels have sailed through in standard testing at the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA).

Kofi Adu Domfeh went along to the KNUST to chat with lead researcher, Michael Commey, on the viability of the technology.

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