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Government of India
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
11-March-2011 16:52 IST
Project for Conversion of Waste Plastic to Value Added Hydrocarbons
The Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri S. Jaipal Reddy informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that GAIL (India) Ltd. has initiated a collaborative research project with Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) at Dehradun on “Scale up Studies for the Conversion of Waste Plastic and Low Polymer Wax to value added hydrocarbons”. The Minister also informed the House that the objective of the project is to develop a feasible system for conversion of waste plastics and low polymer wax/polyethylene (PE) wax to value added hydrocarbons, fuels/ petrochemicals. “The project is at an experimental stage” Shri Reddy added.

RCJ/AS/ PQ 2 – sq 210