February 2020 update
At the Asian Celebration at the Lane Events Center on Feb. 15, 2020, OSU Professor Skip Rochefort and his students--future engineers-- brought the second generation of the Plastic-to-Fuel reactor from Corvallis. They loaded it with waste plastic (post-consumer totes that have been ground into small bits) and fired up with the reactor. While the reactor was heating up, they answered questions from the public on all aspects of this exciting new technology.
In a little over an hour, a liquid fuel began to collect in a beaker at the end of the condensation tube. Liquid fuel was made from plastic waste right before our eyes!