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  1. #1 Can we remake plastic waste into rocket fuel? 
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    Musk is going to turn CO2 into rocket fuel. But is it possible to recycle plastic waste into rocket fuel?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_Hall View Post
    Musk is going to turn CO2 into rocket fuel. But is it possible to recycle plastic waste into rocket fuel?
    All Musk does is crash rockets and take money from the government for pretending


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_Hall View Post
    Musk is going to turn CO2 into rocket fuel. But is it possible to recycle plastic waste into rocket fuel?
    Chemically - yes. Economically - ?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_Hall View Post
    Musk is going to turn CO2 into rocket fuel. But is it possible to recycle plastic waste into rocket fuel?
    Probably best to recycle plastic waste into recycled plastic products, and use the money from that to buy brand-new rocket fuel.
    There are no paradoxes in relativity, just people's misunderstandings of it.
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    UPD: while searching the info I've discovered, that the idea of making fuel out of plastic is not new in rocket industry. Skyrora, a private aerospace company from Scotland has created fuel using plastic wastes.

    Successful test firing has been held for 350 kg (LEO) to compare kerosene and Ecosene.
    It's called Ecosene. It's 1-3% is better than kerosene according to the results of the experiment.
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    British startup Pulsar Fusion has launched a hybrid rocket engine that runs partly on fuel made from recycled plastic. The green rocket uses a hybrid propellant made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and an oxidizing agent, nitrous oxide. HDPE is found in solid or film form. They make bags, bottles for cosmetics, buckets, children's toys and so on from it.
    https://spacewatch.global/2021/11/pu...hybrid-rocket/
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