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Makerere University researchers make progress in producing diesel from waste plastics
The project's lead researcher Prof. Noble Banadda says that a kilo of plastic waste can translate into a litre of diesel.

Researchers from the Makerere University Agricultural Engineering Department have made significant gains in testing a system which converts plastics into diesel.

The project, which is a partnership between Makerere University and University of Kentucky in the US, aims at helping reduce on the abundance of waste plastic by converting it into diesel fuel that can be used for cars and machines.

The project's lead researcher Prof. Noble Banadda says that a kilo of plastic waste can translate into a litre of diesel, which goes for about 3,000 shillings at fuel stations across the country.

The diesel produced at Makerere was tested and found to be of good quality although the process through which it is made has to be made more efficient before it can become commercially viable.