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Australia: ‘Road-Ready’ Fuels Made From Waste Plastic

May 26, 2015

Australia: ‘Road-Ready’ Fuels Made From Waste Plastic

BERKELEY VALE, New South Wales, Australia, May 26, 2015 (ENS) – Australia’s first commercial-scale plant to convert waste plastics to “road-ready” fuel has produced its first batch.

The facility will turn discarded non-recyclable household plastics into diesel, gasoline and the electricity needed to power the facility.

Foyson Resources is behind the new A$4 million facility at Berkeley Vale, about 90 kilometers north of Sydney on Australia’s east coast.

Based in North Sydney and publicly traded on the Australian Stock Exchange, Foyson Resources is engaged in the exploration and development of gold, copper, and molybdenum deposits in Papua New Guinea.

Integrated Green Energy Ltd, IGE, is constructing the facility, which uses IGE’s proprietary catalytic re-structuring technology.

This technology subjects shredded plastic to a high temperature heat stream – above 400 degrees Celsius – in the absence of oxygen. This causes the polymer to break down into smaller molecules, forming gas and liquids which resemble crude oil.

The liquids are fractionated into hydrocarbons in the form of gasoline, kerosene and diesel fuel.

The road-ready fuels that have been produced will be independently tested and evaluated, Foyson said in a statement May 18.

Read more at Environment News Service.

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