Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrate proof-of-concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of carbon dioxide and hydrogen from seawater and conversion to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel. ~please checkout the cool ads before you go, thanks for visiting~
Every year, over one trillion plastic bags are used around the world. The average American consumer alone uses 300 annually. Now, researchers at the University of Illinois and the US Department of Agriculture are working to turn plastic shopping bags into fuels, including diesel, gasoline, and natural gas. Because the bags are made from petroleum, researchers use a process called pyrolysis, applying heat in an oxygen free chamber converting the bags into various crude oil distillates.