Pilot Jeremy Rowsell will be attempting the flight – but not in the aircraft pictured
Each Cynar plant can produce up to 19,000 liters (around 5,000 US gallons) of fuel from 20 tons of ELP
Cynar has penned an agreement with the UK’s Loughborough University to in a bid to further advance the technology
Gizmag spoke with Cynar CEO Michael Murray (pictured) via telephone, who explained that the company converts ELP typically destined for landfills, into useful diesel
British pilot Jeremy Rowsell is set to fly solo from Sydney to London in a Cessna 182 aircraft powered solely by diesel derived from "end-of-life" plastic (ELP) waste. If all goes to plan, the endeavor will set a new record time for the journey in a single-engine piston plane, and represent a compelling argument for the viability of ELP as a fuel source.
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