Investing In Brazilian Pyrolysis Plants

Brazil is the world’s seventh most populous country, with well over 200 million citizens. As the population grows so does spending – and much of that spending is on consumer goods that either are made with a variety of plastics – or have wrapping that is made from petroleum derived plastic products.

Disposing of those plastic products has become an ever-increasing problem for emerging economies such as Brazil ( In fact, the sensitivities around dumping are even more pressing given Brazil’s position as a custodian of portions of the largest rainforest in the world.

At the same time, Brazil’s ever-growing population is hungry for sustainable employment opportunities – and many would like to own their own business.

Planta de pirolisis en brasil

Both of these factors mean that Brazillian entrepreneurs are increasingly drawn to the potential of pyrolysis plants (Planta Pirólisis). These plants are able to use plastic or rubberized waste material of various types as feedstock for the production of fuel oil, Carbon Black, and gas that can be used to power the pyrolysis machinery.

The pyrolysis process consists of a variety of steps. the first is the identification of the most appropriate feedstock and where that feedstock can be sourced on a regular basis.

Once the feedstock has been sourced it is transported to the pyrolysis operation. This feedstock is often shredded (especially in the case of car tires, which also need to be separated into the material destined for pyrolysis as the metal car tire interior (such as the belt). Then the raw material is conveyed to the kiln of the pyrolysis machine either manually or using a screw feeder or hydraulic feeder.

It is worth knowing that the amount of raw material (feedstock) to be processed will dictate what sort of pyrolysis machinery (máquina para reciclar plástico) is employed. For high input/high output semi-continuous, or even fully continuous pyrolysis operations are required. Batch pyrolysis machines on the other hand are more suitable for operations where the supply of feedstock is more sporadic or if that feedstock will vary in type or quantity.

The feedstock in the kiln is subject to a low oxygen environment and temperatures that will typically range from 200-400℃. The pyrolysis process results in the production of oil gas, which then is cooled to produce fuel oil. This oil is then stored in a storage tank for sale and distribution.

The pyrolysis process is entirely self-contained and potential environmental damage from its operation is minimized. The fact that the gas produced can also be sued to power many of the plant operations adds to the attraction of an investment in a pyrolysis plant.

The key to successfully investing in a pyrolysis plant in Brazil (Maquinaria de Beston Group) is to select the right manufacturer and supplier of pyrolysis equipment. Such a manufacturer should have a reputation for using only the best material for manufacture – and back up their products with extensive warranties and after-sales service.

Given the fact that waste generation in Brazil is only set to grow in the coming years – and that much of that waste will be products based on material sourced from hydrocarbons or other plastics, and investment in a pyrolysis plant can provide long-term, sustainable income.