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Turn your recycled plastic into 100LL...

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Turn your recycled plastic into 100LL...

Someone here has to be smart enough to figure out how to turn it into 100LL.... if you do, you'll be able to afford many airplanes, barns and landing strip and you'll thank me :lol: Maybe REI should look into it :lol:

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Re: Turn your recycled plastic into 100LL...

I like it. Looks like simple technology.

How about tires. There is about 22 Gallons of oil in a tire.

Diesel is $4.51 a gal. here. Ouch!
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Re: Turn your recycled plastic into 100LL...

Good find/share, Tundra. =D>
Maybe there is hope for our Pacific Ocean and the HUGE mats of floating plastic. =D>

Sooner-better......
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Re: Turn your recycled plastic into 100LL...

MtCoyote wrote:I like it. Looks like simple technology.

How about tires. There is about 22 Gallons of oil in a tire.

Diesel is $4.51 a gal. here. Ouch!


Mt, I get a good chuckle when I hear you guys whine about price of fuel in the lower 48! here diesel is going for 1.39 per liter ($5.56 Gal) and the Avgas at $2.20 per liter ($8.80 Gal)... crazy eh, so I wouldnt mind this invention to work... even if it means that I have to spend couple afternoons field dressing old tires!!
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Re: Turn your recycled plastic into 100LL...

I like the plastic idea also. Here is another one I like.
Super Yeast Could Turn Pine into Ethanol

“The big plus for softwoods, including pine, is that they have a lot of sugar that yeast can use,” she said. “Yeast are currently used in ethanol production from corn or sugarcane, which are much easier materials for fermentation; our process increases the amount of ethanol that can be obtained from pine.”
Ethanol is selling for about $2.50 a gallon, unsubsidized. Futures prices are going down into next year, while oil is increasing again----what can you do about that? Nothing.
http://domesticfuel.com/2011/11/18/supe ... o-ethanol/
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180Marty wrote:I like the plastic idea also. Ethanol is selling for about $2.50 a gallon, unsubsidized. Futures prices are going down into next year, while oil is increasing again----what can you do about that? Nothing. http://domesticfuel.com/2011/11/18/supe ... o-ethanol/
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Re: Turn your recycled plastic into 100LL...

I guess the question is "how much is the NET energy gain?" To spend the time/effort/energy to round up discarded plastic there needs to be a pretty good 'net' energy gain..... Or is this something else that has to be subsidized?
Just askin' since that thing is plugged in.....

I guess only time will tell.
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