Sepco Industries Company Limited, a company based in Thailand, has developed and perfected an efficient and ultra-clean process for converting waste plastics to high quality, low-carbon fuel. Under research and development for over 15 years, this machine, called the Polypetron™, is on currently on its 5th generation.
The standard model Polypetron™ Gen. 5 PPT20 has a plastic waste management capacity of 20 metric tons per day, and production capacity of 15,000 liters of pyrolysis crude oil equivalent (with 24 hours a day operation).
The system produces virtually no waste. Solid (char) and gas byproducts from the process are fed back into the system to heat the reactor. This saves on fuel costs. With the Refinery Addition to the System, our pyrolysis crude oil equivalent fuel can be refined to 60% European Standard EN590 diesel, and 20% gasoline.
In addition, we have a Mobile Polypetron™ unit which can be placed on a flatbed trailer truck or transported in a standard 40-foot shipping container. This unit can manage 3 metric tons of waste plastic per day and is ideal for demonstration of the system and raising awareness regarding the project.
The Primary Product of our system is pyrolysis crude oil equivalent. It has the same basic chemical composition as light sweet crude and is easily refined as diesel and gasoline. It has additional benefits of:
• With waste plastic being a recycled source of energy, it is environmentally friendly while providing a sustainable solution to the excessive plastic waste crisis.
• It qualifies as “Advanced Biofuel” which is in high demand due to European Parliament Regulations requiring its use (see more information in attached documents).
• It is a purer/cleaner fuel due to being produced from plastic which has already been refined/processed.
• It has low sulfur content*
*Ref: Independent test results by Intertek brought a result of only 0.0122 %wt sulfur content.
THE FUTURE OF FUEL
In a swiftly developing world with global GDP projected to double between 2015 and 2040 to over 150 trillion US Dollars, the demand for energy is rapidly increasing.
Total world consumption of liquid fuels is projected to cross the threshold of 100 million barrels per day in 2018. (ref.) Global transportation is also on the rise, driving an increase in transportation fuel demand which is expected to grow 25% between 2015 – 2040 to 70 MBDOE (Million Barrels per Day Oil Equivalent).
A significant development is that in January, 2018, the European Parliament announced a new draft law on energy efficiency which included requirements for increased use of “advanced biofuels”