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  • Plastic water bottles may one day fly people cross-country

    June 4, 2019  |   WSU Insider

    A research group led by Washington State University scientists has found a way to turn daily plastic waste products into jet fuel.

    In a new paper published in the journal Applied Energy, WSU’s Hanwu Lei and colleagues melted plastic waste at high temperature with activated carbon, a processed carbon with increased surface area, to produce jet fuel.

    “Waste plastic is a huge problem worldwide,” said Lei, an associate professor in WSU’s Department of Biological System … » More …

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