Update on Waste Plastics
by Penn State Ag Engineer Jim Garthe
appears in Vegetable and Small Fruit Gazette (Mar. ’06).
Garthe reports on efforts to get a Korean company, GR Technologies, to build a factory in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to manufacture plastic-fueled burners to heat greenhouses and other agricultural structures. “In the foreseeable future,” Garthe writes, “businesses will evolve to accept and densify your waste plastics into fuel. With the GR Technologies burner, you will then be able to cleanly burn these wastes to heat greenhouses or other structures. "
http://garden.cas.psu.edu/vegcrops/newsletterlist.html other sites to peruse http://plasticulture.cas.psu.edu/furnace.htm
and http://www.americanplasticscouncil.com/s_apc/index.asp and http://www.plasticulture.org/index.shtml Opportunities for GR-Technologies Plastic Burner Technology and the Agricultural use and disposal of plastics.
Mark Your Calendars
Thursday, November 2 through Sunday, November 5
San Antonio, Texas
The Congress will be held in conjuction with
The Irrigation Association's 27th International Irrigation Show.