- Francis Kantavooro is an engineer who converts plastic wastes into either diesel, gasoline, kerosene, or gas for domestic use and power motorcycles
- Kantavooro has assembled reactors, which he uses to turn the plastic wastes into fuels
- He has narrated how he started and the processes he goes through to produce the different fuels for home use
Ghanaian engineer, Francis Kantavooro is converting plastic waste into either diesel, gasoline, kerosene, or gas for domestic use with a reactor he assembled.
The entrepreneur is helping to address sanitation challenges in the West African nation by converting discarded plastic waste into cost-effective fuels for home use and power either cars or motorcycles.
He spoke about it all
In an interview with SciDev.Net, Francis Kantavooro disclosed that he started the initiative back in the university.
How it began
''Ghana spends [a lot of] money on plastic waste. When I was at university as an engineer, I wanted to make a change. I started to research what plastic waste could be used for and [how to] permanently get it out of the environmental system,'' he told SciDev.Net.
Turning plastic wastes into fuels
With a third-generation reactor, he turns the plastic wastes into fuels through series of processes. It takes no longer than a day for Kantavooro’s reactor to convert one ton of plastic into 800 litres of diesel, he said.
Ghana has a severe plastic pollution problem as it produces 1.7 million tons of it annually but only recycles 2%, reports SciDev.Net.
Now, at least in his town, people collect plastic waste and bring it to the reactor site. They receive money per kilo.
Kantavooro has narrated the step by step processes he undertakes to finally produce either diesel, gasoline, kerosene, or gas for domestic use.
Watch the video below:
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A Nigerian also recycled wastes
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young lady, Adejoke Lasisi, who is known for recycling 'pure' water sachets into beautiful art did it again.
In a post on Wednesday, July 28, the lady said she had to come with a great gift for the Ooni of Ife when she realised that he was going to honour her as one of the ambassadors of the southwest.
Adejoke said that she and her team had to think of something beautiful to bless the monarch with. After much brainstorming, the lady and her group of creative artists came up with a fine portrait of the king made from water sachets woven straws.