Turning Plastic Waste Into Fuel

Thya Laurencia Benedita Araujo (Ujo), Sholahuddin Alayyubi (Ayub) and Herman Amrullah from Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta have been working on a smart car equipped with technology to turn plastic waste into fuel. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

By : JG | on 7:53 AM June 15, 2018
Category : Eyewitness, Multimedia, Photos

Three chemical engineering students from Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta are trying to transform plastic waste into energy.
Thya Laurencia Benedita Araujo (Ujo),  Sholahuddin Alayyubi (Ayub) and Herman Amrullah have been working on a smart car equipped with technology to convert plastics to motor fuel. The idea was inspired by the need to find a solution to Indonesia's garbage crisis.
The team, known as Smart Car MCS, will also minimize emissions from the smart car by equipping its engine with microalgae cultivation support (MCS) technology.
"We see how plastic waste is increasingly becoming an issue and we want to try to develop a technology that could address that," Herman told the Jakarta Globe.
The idea was submitted to Shell Ideas360, an international competition for students who develop solutions to problems related to food, water and energy.
The Gadjah Mada University team is among the five research groups selected for the competition's finals in London next month.

Ayub and Herman present their machine for producing fuel from plastics. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Ayub and Herman present their machine for producing fuel from plastics. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Ujo presents fuel extracted from plastic waste. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Ujo presents fuel extracted from plastic waste. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Herman shows a model of a plastic-waste fuel installation mounted on a car. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Herman shows a model of a plastic-waste fuel installation mounted on a car. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

The Smart Car MCS team. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) The Smart Car MCS team. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)


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