Germany alone produces over 4.5 million tons of plastic waste each year. What can be a valuable natural resource with the right technology currently mostly lies waste, often with little effectiveness and not very useful as a substitute fuel. It is then also sold as a form of recycling. But it’s a burden on the environment.
The solution is here, now let’s implement it
NPC offers a patented plastic-oil recycling technology which converts plastic waste into a versatile liquid energy source. And this extremely efficiently: 1,000 kg of plastic waste become 850 litres of oil! Compared to straight burning of plastic waste the energy efficiency is four times as high, reducing significant amounts of CO2. The process has already been tested on an industrial scale and the first industrial pilot system was put into service in 2005. We continued to advance the technology. The technology derived from the old pilot system now allows for economic use. The first system was already planned in 2009. However, it could not be built lacking the required capital. Potential investors from the environmental and industrial sector want to see an operational technology for the pilot system. After all, a system that is also economically feasible is going to cost in the range of a two-digit millionsum. Aid monies, even for a pilot system, are only available with sufficient capital resources, With our crowdfunding campaigns we want to facilitate the final breakthrough and contribute to environmental protection.
Feasibility first: Our new pilot system
To be able to use the plastic-oil recycling technology in a big and scalable way, we need a new pilot system. A three-reactor system which can carry out the entire process: from storing the input material, sorting and shredding, to liquefaction, all the way to storing the output material. The industrial size system has already been designed in detail and state approved. Once the planned pilot system has supplied further proof the advanced technology is also economical, it will quickly be implemented worldwide.
And the oceans will also benefit. After all, other technologies for cleaning the oceans, such as “oneworldoneocean”, will also be able to properly clean up the material fished out of the ocean (primarily plastic waste) in an ecologically sensible manner. After all, once it has been fished out of the ocean it needs to be landfilled somewhere, or (with low energy efficiency) burnt.