A process of breaking down complex hydrocarbons in an oxygen-deprived, heated and pressurized environment to yield simpler compounds that can be used to produce fuels.
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- The process, called thermal depolymerization, speeds up Mother Nature's recipe for black gold by combining heat and pressure to convert the feedstock into an oil fuel.
- They are also delving into production and use of other renewable fuels and energy sources, such as methane recovery, thermal depolymerization, wind and solar power and other technologies.
- Essentially, thermal depolymerization mimics a process the earth itself uses to ‘process’ what gets buried and break it down.