Diesel fuel to be made from dirty diapers

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    Diesel fuel to be made from dirty diapers

    http://winnipegsun.com/News/Canada/2...67225-sun.html

    MONTREAL -- If a Quebec company has its way, dirty diapers normally destined for landfills will soon be transformed into a cost-effective, synthetic diesel fuel.

    Engineering and project management company Amec is working on behalf of an as yet unnamed client to build a facility in the Montreal area that would use a process known as pyrolysis to convert diapers to diesel.

    The concept has been around for ages and is continually changing, said Luciano Piciacchia, an engineer and vice-president with Amec's Quebec office.

    "But some of the issues that come up with (the process) is the consistency of the material you're putting through." Diapers are in plentiful supply in area hospitals and consistent in their composition. The company is considering a collection system to ensure it gets the volume it requires.

    'NASTY SURPRISES'
    "If we try to take municipal waste and run it through a system like this, it would be too variable and you'd get all sorts of nasty surprises you'd have to deal with," Piciacchia said.

    The preliminary economic analysis pegs the cost of the fuel at 50 cents per litre.

    The so-called diaper diesel can be used in just about any industrial application, but probably won't be suitable for use in an automobile.

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    Re: Diesel fuel to be made from dirty diapers

    Sweet! We go through about 7 every day, so some recycling options would be nice. I certainly wouldn't want to be within nasal range of that facility though...

    50 cents per litre, that's what, just under $2/gal?

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    Re: Diesel fuel to be made from dirty diapers

    I always though the dirty diapers had nasty suprises, but they like them?

    Sound like a great idea, I've got plenty being produced at my house.
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    Re: Diesel fuel to be made from dirty diapers

    We're runnin' on fumes here!
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    Re: Diesel fuel to be made from dirty diapers

    1 gallon = 3.785 liters
    So at 50 cents a liter a gallon would cost $1.8925
    But it won't work in cars.
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    Re: Diesel fuel to be made from dirty diapers

    OPEC thinks this idea stinks.

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    Re: Diesel fuel to be made from dirty diapers

    Locomotives could use this.
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    Re: Diesel fuel to be made from dirty diapers

    You gotta be s)!tin me! lol

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    Re: Diesel fuel to be made from dirty diapers

    why would it not work in automotive diesel engines? emissions? isnt diesel diesel? I mean, cant you run a diesel on almost any thing?
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    Re: Diesel fuel to be made from dirty diapers

    Quote Originally Posted by gardnet1 View Post
    You gotta be s)!tin me! lol
    LOL, that's a good one I won't forget anytime soon.

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    Re: Diesel fuel to be made from dirty diapers

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