University Of Ghana Turns Plastic Into 3 Types Of Fuel Including Gas, Diesel & Petrol

University Of Ghana Turns Plastic Into 3 Types Of Fuel Including Gas, Diesel & Petrol

  • A great and timely innovative stride has been accomplished by the University of Ghana
  • The Institute of Applied Science and Technology led by Professor David Dodoo-Arhin was able to produce fuel out of plastic
  • Three types of fuel were made including gas, diesel and petrol, and they've been found to be of standard quality

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The University of Ghana has been successful with a project that could save the Ghanaian economy from the high cost of fuel which results in a high cost of living.

According to the Ghana News Agency, who spoke to the director of the institute leading the project during, a five-day workshop, the project successfully produced gas, petrol and diesel from plastic.

Professor David Dodoo-Arhin, the Director of The Institute of Applied Science and Technology at the university, also revealed that the team used a semi-laboratory batch reactor system to produce the three kinds of fuel from plastic.

Photo of plastic waste, fuel and happy man as UG make innovative invention
University of Ghana turns plastic into fuel Photo credit: Petri Oeschger; Merten Snijders; Rosemary Calvert
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He also added that the fuels have been tested multiple times and it's been confirmed to be of standard quality.

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“The fuels are up to standard and are usable. We have been cooking with the gas and our cars are running the petrol and diesel,” he said.

The model, he said, included all the people in the value chain, especially the collectors and could be a good avenue for job creation for many people.

KNUST student turns plastic bottles into fuel to power machines

Meanwhile, a Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) student named Emmanuel Kojo Nimo has also created a way to turn plastic bottles into diesel.

The inventor claims that his decision to make fuel was made in response to the periodic increases in fuel prices brought on by Ghana's unstable economic situation.

Nimo said that his diesel can be used to power diesel devices, including vehicles, in an interview with UTV. He did, however, claim that the Ghana Standards Authority, or GSA, has not yet approved the goods.

Massive amounts of plastic garbage are produced in Ghana, and Nimo is assisting in the fight against the problem. As soon as it receives permission from the Authority, the fuel will be perfect for both household and commercial use, according to Nimo.

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