Converting plastic waste to clean oil
Since the 1990s, the founders of Sepco Industries have been actively involved in the research and development of pyrolysis technologies. This was done in close collaboration with prominent researchers from the prestigious Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and with support from the Ministry of Energy.
In 2003 this resulted in the construction of the first machine that could convert plastic waste into pyrolysis oil. In the meantime this machine, the Polypetron, has evolved into the 5th generation that can convert 20,000 kilos of plastic waste per day into 15,000 liters of pyrolysis oil, also called Advanced Biofuel.
The production process is environmentally friendly and the “waste products”; carbon and gas, are reused to heat the PolyPetron. The oil that is produced is of a premium quality, is low in carbon and contains only 0.03% sulfur.
The European Union is also taking action against the plastic pollution, especially since countries such as China no longer want to import our plastic waste. Partly for this reason, the EU adopted new regulations at the end of 2018 that stipulate that from 2021 onwards, oil companies must add at least 1.5% of this Advanced Biofuel to regular fuels. In 2030 this must be at least 10%. (ref.)
Read more about the opportunities that lie here for private individuals, governments, companies and investors to contribute to solving the plastic waste problem and to earn money from selling the produced oil.