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Patent No. 8,420,875 has been awarded to Rational Energies LLC of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, describing a method of converting plastic scrap to liquid fuel.

Becton, Dickinson and Company of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, now holds Patent No. 8,426,480 outlining a method of reclaiming plastic from medical scrap.

German firm Krones AG has received Patent No. 8,426,530 for a process to control the blending of virgin and recycled PET.

German inventors Harald Rust and Holger Sasse have filed Patent Application No. 20130093114 outlining a method of blending plastics with wood particles.

For more information on these or any patents, please consult the U.S. Patent Office database online.

Copies of patents can be ordered by number for $3 each from the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA, 22313-1450.

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