New method turns used aluminium foil into biofuel catalyst

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Engineers and entrepreneurs have devised a whole host of novel ways to recycle many products, from repurposing beach plastic into tableware, to reusing glass in lithium ion batteries. But because many recyclers do not accept dirty aluminium foil, plenty of it still ends up in landfills. Now, a researcher at Queen’s University Belfast, in Ireland, has discovered a way to convert used aluminium foil into a biofuel catalyst.

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