With the help of OSU Chemical Engineering professor and his students, I am developing a small-scale machine to convert plastics back to fuel. Our goal is to create de-centralized units that can travel to where the plastics are being collected and turn them into diesel fuel for local farm equipment rather than shipping plastics to far away places. 

Photos from the Asian Celebration in Eugene, Oregon, Feb. 16-17, 2019. 

Reactor prototype

Photo: Steven Miyamoto

Photo: Steven Miyamoto

Helen preparing the backdrop for her booth at the Asian Celebration.

Claudia Ponton weaves traditional Japanese sandals using strips of plastics and fabric.

Talented seamstress, Lucy Alvarez, made corsets out of plastic bags for this event!

Soprano, Laura Wayte, enthusiastic supporter of my plastic art projects.

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