Klean Industries' Pyrolysis Technology Converts Plastic into Clean Energy and Valuable Resources
- 12-Apr-2023 12:56 PM
- Journalist: Nicholas Seifield
Canada: Klean Industries Inc. is excited to share with project developers, investors, and waste management companies about the immense potential in transforming plastic waste into renewable resources such as Hydrogen, fuel oil, recovered chemicals, and clean energy using their specialized pyrolysis technologies.
Their commercial-scale process offers a ground-breaking solution for converting waste plastics back into valuable feedstock that can be easily integrated into the original manufacturing supply chain. Klean's innovative technology has the power to revolutionize the way we approach plastic waste, which is one of the most crucial environmental issues we currently face.
Plastics persist as an increasingly prevalent and complicated waste stream in the resource recovery sector. Despite regulations in some areas on single-use plastic bags and select forms of soft plastics like Polyethylene Terephthalate ("PET"), the usage of plastics is still on the rise.
Unfortunately, the collection and reuse of PP, PS, PE, HDPE, and LDPE at a larger scale is not being properly handled, and as a result, represents the highest number of consumer plastics that are not effectively recycled. The industry and government are collaborating to find solutions, but much more work is necessary. The crisis facing plastic recycling is multifaceted and demands immediate action from all parties involved.
Despite the ongoing climate change discussions and political implications surrounding plastic recycling, it is essential for both governments and businesses to step up their efforts to address the current plastic recycling crisis. One way to achieve this is by investing in better infrastructure and technology to enhance recycling rates while simultaneously reducing plastic waste.
Furthermore, promoting sustainable alternatives to plastics such as biodegradable materials or reusable packaging is crucial, as it would help reduce our reliance on conventional plastic usage.
Consumers must also play their part in this endeavor by decreasing their plastic use, recycling correctly, and choosing to support businesses that prioritize sustainability. While the need for plastic and the associated finite availability of oil is present, it is vital to address the plastic recycling crisis to mitigate the environmental costs of such uses.
The inadequacy of the world's waste management and recycling systems is glaringly apparent, relying on downcycling techniques, and primarily governed by political showmanship. Despite renewed efforts to raise plastic recycling rates, progress remains painfully slow.
These petrochemical corporations responsible for producing plastic are raking in profits of billions while doing little to contribute to improving the recycling industry. It's about time these companies stepped up their game and made substantial investments in this sector, given that existing technologies and solutions can significantly enhance the plastic recycling process. We must act now to tackle the plastic pollution catastrophe, instead of merely postponing the issue and pretending it will disappear on its own.
The APAC region has been identified as one of the biggest global contributors to plastic pollution, resulting in a substantial influx of plastic waste into oceans and other natural environments.
In Australia, there are currently over 3 million tonnes of unprocessed plastic waste scattered across multiple cities. Unfortunately, due to limited infrastructure for plastic processing, most of these waste plastics were previously shipped to Asian countries for landfill purposes until this was prohibited. Consequently, Australia is now grappling with an increasingly severe plastic waste predicament, with enough plastic materials available to construct numerous plants countrywide.
Klean, a waste management company, is set to make several major announcements and deals in the coming year. These partnerships will result in the establishment of multiple plastic-to-Hydrogen and transportation fuel projects in Australia and the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
Klean has identified numerous potential sites in Australia, the Philippines, and Singapore and is currently assessing permitting and feedstock opportunities. The company's technology has already been employed at a commercial level and has a substantial number of customer locations in the works. With its cutting-edge Hydrogen technologies and plastic transformation facilities, Klean intends to integrate its offerings at these locations.
The recycling process is both straightforward and reliable. Initially, the waste plastic is sorted and shredded into tiny bits. The shredded plastic is then converted into pellets, and these pellets are introduced into a sophisticated thermal reactor.
Here, the pelletized plastic is heated at high temperatures, while oxygen is absent. This process breaks down the plastic molecules, called de-polymerization, and generates synthetic gas as the output. The synthetic gas can be transformed into liquids, which can be used for various purposes. These liquids are versatile and can be utilized as raw materials for creating new plastic goods, fuel, new polymers, clean energy, or as a feedstock for producing other chemicals.
Klean Industries has developed an innovative thermal technology that can convert waste plastics into chemicals that can be utilized in the production of new plastics. This eco-friendly process also produces fuel oils that are comparable to Diesel, Gasoline, and other heavy oils, which can be employed to generate electricity and exported to the grid.
The company's technology has already been implemented in various locations across Asia, where it has transformed waste plastic into premium low-sulfur diesel fuel. Klean Industries has plans to establish similar facilities in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Oceania region to expand this sustainable and efficient solution.
Klean Industries, a leading sustainability company, is driving progress in the fight against climate change and plastic waste with its innovative plastic pyrolysis technology. The company is proud to be at the forefront of this development and is committed to creating a cleaner, more sustainable future for all.
Klean is currently in the process of finalizing agreements to list the company on a major exchange, which will provide financing opportunities to support its expansion plans. For more information on Klean's plastic liquefication/pyrolysis systems and other cutting-edge technologies that advance a circular economy while battling climate change.