Read it: Giant microwave turns plastic back to oil - earth - 26 June 2007 - New Scientist Environment
I have not heard of Global Resource Corporation (GRC), but they have the technology to allow the USA to become independent of foreign oil by extracting oils from slurry, shale and sands; through the gasification and fractionalizing of capped oil wells; by the rendering of plastics, tires and automobiles!
Global Resource Corp. - Solutions for Alternative Renewable Energy - visit the website
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that there are 1.8 trillion barrels of oil in shale in the U.S. GRC’s process can convert up to 70 percent of shale into oil with very little energy consumption.
1.8 Trillion barrels = 400 Years of Fuel
GRC also has the capability to produce 140 billion barrels of oil from capped-off oil wells.
GRC’s unique microwave process is proven and can crack 100 percent of oil slurry, or heavy oil, a waste product of oil refining, and turning it into valuable fuels. These fuels consist of LPG, natural gas, gasoline, kerosene, diesel and jet fuel.
GRC’s specific microwave frequencies have produced clean liquids from domestic coal when condensed.
This company also has the technology to convert tires, plastics, shredded automobiles into basic component parts that are all usable.
Each 20-lb tire will yield 19.9 pounds of resalable materials:
- 7.5 lbs Carbon Black
- 1.2 gallons #4 Oil
- 2.0 lbs Steel
- 50ft3 Gas
Clean Up the Earth
Drill cuttings are soil contaminated with drilling fluids that are the by product of oil drilling operations. GRC has a process that reduces contaminants to .01 percent.
GRC also has the technology to take the contaminated soil, a by-product of dredging harbors and ship channels, and to remove the odor; almost all the water, hydrocarbons and organic pathogens; and some heavy metals. What was once allowed to sit and allow the contaminants leach into groundwater may now be used safely as landfill.
Right-click the following link to download a PowerPoint presentation about the technology discussed above. You will need PowerPoint or the PowerPoint viewer.
Imagine what American ingenuity could come up with if this type of research was funded as a priority!