Put plastic waste from here and ‘petrol’ will come out from there. In Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, petrol and diesel worth Rs 70 has been started from plastic waste worth Rs. Revenue and Land Reforms Minister Ramsurat Rai inaugurated a unit making petrol diesel from plastic waste at Kharona in Kudhni, Muzaffarpur. The minister also procured 10 liters of diesel prepared from plastic waste.
Currently, 150 liters of diesel and 130 liters of petrol will be prepared from 200 kg of plastic waste per day in this production unit. This unit will procure plastic waste from the Municipal Corporation at the rate of Rs.6 per kg. Ashutosh Mangalam, the operator of this unit, told the media that this technology has been tried at the Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun.
Under this technology, first the waste will be converted into butane. After the process, butane will be converted to isoctane. After this, the isoctane will be converted into diesel and petrol at different pressure temperatures. He said that diesel will be produced at 400 degree Celsius temperature and petrol at 800 degree Celsius temperature. This whole process takes up to 8 hours.
He said that the petrol and diesel produced in this unit would be supplied to the Muzaffarpur Municipal Corporation apart from the farmers. Petrol produced here will be sold at the rate of Rs 70 per liter.
On the day of inauguration, 37 liters of diesel was prepared from 40 kg plastic in this plant. On this occasion, Minister Ramsurat Rai said that this unit will help in waste management. The best use of plastic waste will be possible. When the production is increased by the unit, diesel can also be made available to the factories.