The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has manufactured a Pyrolysis Reactor which converts plastic waste into bio-diesel.
This is to help in addressing the country’s energy problems.
The reactor, which is yet to be formally exhibited, was manufactured by the Physics Department of the university, spearheaded by a doctorate student, Sam Frank Jnr.
The one-year project, which was preceded by months of research, had various components and is being assembled with the help of industry players to put it into the Ghanaian market.
The Provost of the College of Sciences of KNUST, Prof. Kwabena Obiri-Danso, announced the breakthrough at the 49th Congregation of the university in Kumasi.
He said the College of Science has also introduced Forensic Science at the master’s level which takes off this August.
A total of 1060 students graduated from the College of Science at KNUST this year. In all, a total of 4820 students graduated from all colleges of the university this year.
At the College of Engineering, a group of young females broke the jinx of a male-dominated college after one of them, Edith Ghunney, put up a scintillating performance to win the overall best graduating student.
The performance by Ghunney in particular was the crowning moments by the College as it had deliberately initiated measures to correct an erroneous impression that the course was meant for males while increasing more female intakes.