Makerere Students Showcase how to Produce Fuel from Plastic

Makerere Students Showcase how to Produce Fuel from Plastic
Richard Kintu checks out the plastic waste to be heated to produce fuel: NEWVISION PHOTO

A team of 10 students from Makerere university have showcased the processes of recycling plastics through producing fuel.

(All photos by NewVision)

The team showcased the whole processes of fuel making at the Makerere University Entrepreneurship Expo.

The invention stated in July and  based on the research on the reusable and efficient energy sources by David Ofwono, a student scientist.

Richard Kintu, the marketing manager, Alpha Investments Limited said that the innovation is purposed at providing eco-friendly fuel to Ugandans by putting plastic waste to good use as well as employment to the youth.

“The company seeks to transform plastic waste into commercial petroleum that can be used by households, transporters and industrialists at affordable prices,” said Kintu.

 To begin with, you must have plastic waste of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) because they are the suitable types for producing fuel.

Then weigh the plastic waste and place it inside the reactor drum for heating.

Next, fix the upgrading unit to the reactor drum.(Photos: the process of making fuel from plastic)

 

The students put on display their sample fuel made from plastic waste during the Makerere University Entrepreneurship Expo

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