What is biodiesel?
Virtually all engines that take diesel can run on biodiesel, including cars, trucks, heavy machinery, construction equipment and ships. Most truck and equipment manufacturers are now very comfortable with various levels of biodiesel fuels.
Upgrading of end-of-life plastics into fuel blend-stocks can assist the resilience of communities and less reliance on fossil fuels. Plastic is made from refined crude oil. As oil is a finite natural resource, the most sustainable option would be to reduce crude-oil consumption by recycling the plastic and recovering as much of the raw material as possible.
Locality Planning & Consulting can provide regulatory assistance on the two most regular types of recycling: mechanical and chemical. Mechanical recycling involves sorting, cleaning and shredding plastic to make pellets, which can then be fashioned into other products. This approach works very well if plastic wastes are sorted according to their chemical composition.
Chemical recycling, in contrast, turns the plastic into an energy carrier or feedstock for fuels. There are two different processes by which this can be done: gasification and pyrolysis.
Locality Planning & Consulting is leading facilitation of town planning approvals for these positive community projects.