Published on August 23rd,2010 at 12:21 PM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

From oil to plastic back to oil… There is now a machine for that!

From oil to plastic back to oil... There is now a machine for that!

This is a bit old and actually if you are visiting TEPIA expo in Japan you will be available to see the machine the flesh, however, Digg, un-dug this today, and I thought that well it really needs a second chance so here it is.

Akinori Ito, from the Japanese company Blest, developed several years ago a Machine capable to transform Plastic back into oil to be later used to create gasoline, Diesel and Kerosene. While the process is not so difficult to understand (See video below) the result is pretty impressive and thanks to Akinori Ito’s “Magix Box” you will be capable to turn 1kg of plastic back to 1l of Oil. 
Not only this technology can help to eliminate once for all our “plastic” recycling problem but it also does not create any CO2 during the process.

I will try tonight to check if I still have some pictures at home of this machine, and will update this story later with it, meanwhile, just enjoy the video below and let’s spread the word…

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From oil to plastic back to oil… There is now a machine for that!
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Comments
 

  • Judy_NZ

    sounds promosing… but how much energy is used during the plastic-to-oil conversion?

    • Daimaou – G-A.G

      Apparently less than when you are burning it…

  • hamsterdoom360

    Blest’s conversion technology uses a temperature controlling electric heater. The machines are able to process polyethylene, polystyrene and polypropylene (numbers 2-4) but not PET bottles (number 1). The result is a crude gas that can fuel things like generators, stoves and, when refined, can even be pumped into a car. One kilogram of plastic produces almost one litre of oil. To convert that amount takes about 1 kilowatt of electricity, which is approximately 20 cents.

  • Ike

    Isn’t there any residue left in the heating part of the container at the end of the process?

  • http://Website Deino

    Awsome…things like this should be shared and supported by everyone not only by countries that lacks of any recycling projects…the potential is huge, saving money and less CO2 emissions. Just add a little oil refinery machine next to it(like washer and dryer…^_^), fill your car and go….no more oil spills in the ocean forever.

  • Ovais Ali

    That is very impressive!!!!
    Were can I buy???? ^_^

  • Gowtham

    How can we contact these makers? The internet is not giving any contact info….
    anybody from the native country of Japan give any contact info?

    • Daimaou – G-A.G

      I just sent you all the data to your email address, just in case their English website is : http://www.blest.co.jp/englishcatalogue.html

    • D_aries31

      can you pls send me the details on how much this product costs?thank you

  • Bob Klecha

    3 – 220 watt solar modlues could power this unit 5 hrs a day for 20 years or so…
    making 5 liters of oil a day…

  • Birama GUEYE

    Be nice to indicate how they can be contacted, please

  • http://tinyurl.com/solarfarms Darius

    What about pricing ?

    –tinyurl.com/solarfarms–

    Interested to buy.

  • http://twitter.com/davis_leslie Leslie Davis

    This is Awesome!  
    Recently I saw some pieces on shows like CNN and the journal with Joan
    Lunden on PBS that were talking about issues and solutions for industrial recycling.  This kind of thing takes it to the next
    level.  Wonder when it will start
    being used on a mass level.

     

  • http://www.stratex.com.au/ Stratex

     

    Brilliant blog. Definitely given me something to think
    about.Some interesting thoughts on the subject. Looking forward to see what
    else you post in the future.

 

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