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University of Canterbury Researchers Turn Medical Waste into Diesel Using Innovative Technology

University of Canterbury Researchers Turn Medical Waste into Diesel Using Innovative Technology

Researchers at the University of Canterbury have found a new way to turn medical waste, like face masks and PPE, into diesel fuel. They use a process

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Researchers at the University of Canterbury have found a new way to turn medical waste, like face masks and PPE, into diesel fuel. They use a process called catalytic pyrolysis, which breaks down the waste into smaller molecules that can be used as fuel. This could be a sustainable solution for disposing of medical waste, which has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. The technology makes the process more cost-effective and efficient, and if successful, the new fuel could be used in equipment that is difficult to electrify, like fishing vessels or heavy engines. The researchers are seeking funding to conduct a pilot program and eventually make it available commercially.

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