GRT SOLUTION

Plastic to fuel

GRT Solutions
for today

Our solution is to create an effective revalorization of non-recyclable plastics, in order to drastically reduce its leakage into natural systems and landfill, and to use it, together with renewable energies, to produce clean ready-to-use fuel, compliant with existing engines and industries. As a result, the environment is less subject to littering, land is saved from landfill destination and CO2 emissions are greatly reduced. The production of fuel is local (no extraction, refining and transportation), incineration of plastics is avoided and the produced fuel has a low sulphur content.

20.000

TON/YEAR

Of non-recyclable plastics treated
by a 4-line standard plant

800

LT

Of fuel from 1 ton of plastic treated

26

HECTARES OF LAND/YEAR

preserved from landfill destination
by each 4-line plant

NUMBERS

The plastic to fuel solution favors the transition towards a model that is both environmentally sustainable and economically advantageous.

  • 70%

    CO2 emissions reduction

  • 10%

    Estimated Return On Investment

How it works*

*for illustrative purposes

Step 1.

Renewable electricity, purchased from electric grid, and non-recyclable plastics are injected into the system.

Step 2.

A thermal conversion process in absence of oxygen (no combustion, no CO2 emissions) is performed.

Step 3.

3 outputs are obtained:
– Liquid low-carbon fuels (product A benzine-like, product B diesel-like);
– Syngas: covering the process energy need when no renewable energy is available from the electric grid;
– Char: used in agriculture, construction, cement plant.

ENVIRONMENTAL GAINS

Plastic littering reduction:
– recycling is promoted by the increase in the value of waste
– Waste plastics are not landfilled and will not leak into the environment.

Energetic transition enablement:
– storage of renewable energy

CO2 emissions reduction:
– Fuel local production: no need for extraction, refining and transportation,
– Low sulphur content,
– 70% CO2 savings compared to fossil fuels, no incineration of waste plastics.

PLASTIC WASTE TARGET

The feedstock is non-recyclable plastics, normally destined to landfill or incineration (with known CO2 emissions issues).
Waste plastic materials used in the process are:

High Density Polyethylene (e.g. shopping bag, detergent bottles)

Low Density Polyethylene (e.g. food packaging)

Polypropylene (e.g. microwave dishes, food containers)

Polystyrene (e.g. plastic cutlery, hot drink cups, take-away clamshells)

Installations

3D standard line layout

Pilot/pre-industrial plant

Industrial plant

Stakeholders

Plastic recovery facilities

Plastic recovery companies now face the challenge of huge amount of non-recyclable plastics available and they are in need of a both economically interesting and environmentally sustainable destination for it.

Investors and partners

The green economy is growing and it is one of the most active and vibrating industries. Investments in this field have grown in the last few years, and they are expected to increase even more in the near future. According to German-based Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, the global market volume for “environmental technologies” will reach a projected $2,740 billions by 2020.

Local communities and institutions

To ensure communities’ health, safety and wellness, local institutions need to comply with stringent environmental policies.

Oil off-takers

We enable the transition from traditional fuel business towards green alternatives, offering a locally supplied substitute to fossil ressources.

CONTACTS

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