Turning garbage into petroleum

Using a process called thermal depolymerization, a pilot project in Philadelphia turns garbage (Ground up computers, old tires, animal carcasses and sewage.) into oil. The company that built the plant has managed to recreate and greatly accelerate the natural processes that convert minerals and organic matter into oil. Said company claims this will extend the world’s supply of oil and lessen the United States dependance on foreign fossil fuels. Skeptics withhold judgement until full scale industrial plant can be built.

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