Indian researchers show how PPE can be used as biofuel feedstock

August 4, 2020 |

In India, plastic from used personal protective equipment (PPE) can, and should, be transformed into renewable liquid fuels—according to a new study, published in the peer-reviewed Taylor & Francis journal Biofuels. Experts from The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies have suggested a strategy that could help to mitigate the problem of dumped PPE—currently being disposed of at unprecedented levels due to the current COVID-19 pandemic—becoming a significant threat to the environment.

The research shows how billions of items of disposable PPE can be converted from its polypropylene (plastic) state into biofuels—which is known to be at par with standard fossil fuels.

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