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He invented a process that converts plastic into oil by rearranging its hydrocarbon chains.

Oil refineries do this all the time. Its a process used to make more gasoline from oil. It was invented in the 1920s. It is called cracking.

The major problems with this process are 1) the cost of collecting and sorting the trash and 2) the need to exclude chlorinated plastics which tend to go to corrosive HCl (reducing life of the equipment or greatly increasing costs) or to toxics like dioxins.

Generally we would be better off to burn trash, make steam with the heat and then electricity or whatever. But EPA has zillions of reasons why its better to bury our trash--even though common sense says that is nuts.

I wish this guy well but his problems come down to his raw material is expensive and his product not very valuable. He will need a huge facility to make profit and that will require shipping in trash from hundreds of miles around. It's tough to compete with oil in this game.
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