Pyrolyze: converting local waste to power!
Offering a solution to one of the biggest problems of the 21st century, that’s the drive behind everything we do at Pyrolyze.
We want to put an end to the enormous amounts of plastic waste that is not or badly recycled. Worldwide!
At Pyrolyze, the impact we make as a company on people, the environment and the economy is central.
In this way, in addition to financial value, we also realize significant social value that is more difficult to express in money, but which we believe is just as important.
Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals
We realize our impact through two objectives, namely:
- Making the plastic waste industry more sustainable
- Facilitating a sustainable local ecosystem
We will explain these objectives further on the rest of the page. In making our impact, we use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a guideline.
Introduced by the United Nations in 2015, the SDGs serve as a global agenda for addressing the biggest challenges of the 21st century.
Making the plastic waste industry more sustainable
From 1950 to 2015, the global annual production of plastic has increased almost 200 times. This means that 381 million tons of plastic were produced in 2015, representing the total body weight of two-thirds of the world’s population.
In the same year, 55% of all plastic waste was thrown away, 25% was incinerated and only 20% was recycled. Thus, a vast majority of the plastic produced ends up as waste in the environment.
With our compact pyrolysis installation – which fits in a 20ft sea container – we provide a decentralized solution to the global plastic waste problem.
The installation processes 150 kilos of plastic waste per hour (936,000 kilos per year) into diesel, naphtha and gas, is plug and play and self-sufficient.
On an annual basis, one pyrolysis installation can transform the plastic waste of 30,000 people into clean diesel (50%), naphtha (30%) and gas (10%).
The remaining 10% consists of carbon black particles left behind as a result of the pyrolysis process.
The diesel can be used directly as fuel, the naphtha as raw material for virgin plastics and the gas as energy supply. Moreover, it is possible to use the carbon black particles sustainably in e.g. the plastics industry, for road carpeting or for the fabrication of bricks or building blocks.
Within our pyrolysis technology there are many opportunities for further innovation and optimization of the process. Based on feasibility studies we will realize the following valuable additions in the coming years.
- The possibility to control the pyrolysis process in a targeted manner. At this moment the ratios in which the outputs are produced are still a given on which we have little influence. In the future we hope to be able to match the output materials of the installation exactly to the wishes of the end user. For example, do you want more diesel or more naphtha from plastics? The choice is up to our customers in the future.
- Achieving a pure product with fewer and fewer filtering and additives. Now we use filter systems so that the installation produces directly usable and odorless diesel. We will further develop this so that we will eventually get rid of mechanical filter systems and residual materials and chemically process all unnecessary particles within the pyrolysis installation.
- The recycling of mixed plastic waste in one of our 150 kg/h pyrolysis installations saves 970 tons of CO2 compared to processing by means of a WIP (on an annual basis).
- In addition, the production of LDPE from one 150 kg/h pyrolysis installation saves 660 tons of CO2 compared to LDPE that is produced from fossil fuels.
Facilitate a sustainable local ecosystem
Because our pyrolysis installation is easy to ship in a sea container, it offers a local solution to the global plastic waste problem. So, instead of taking the problem to the solution, we are bringing the solution to the problem.
It is then possible to create a thriving ecosystem around a pyrolysis installation. Pyrolyze facilitates and the operator makes an impact locally in various ways.
Income provision in developing countries
Having and keeping the installation operational generates at least 7 full-time jobs per installation. In addition, a pyrolysis installation in a developing country where the waste management systems are less well developed will generate approximately 12 extra jobs. These jobs provide local residents with an (extra) income for collecting plastic waste, which is then recycled in the pyrolysis installation.
Thanks to our pyrolysis installation, plastic waste, which was previously considered worthless and ended up in landfills, becomes valuable feedstock.
This helps developing countries to tackle the global plastic waste problem locally and at the same time creates a valuable ecosystem around the supply and processing of plastic waste with our Pyrolyze installation.
Want to know more?
Would you like to know more about the possibilities of our pyrolysis technology? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you.