Punjab Okays Setting Up Of New Pyrolysis Plants In Notified Areas

Providing a relief to pyrolytic industry, the Punjab government – on the directions of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal – has allowed setting up of pyrolysis plants in the notified focal points, industrial areas and designated industrial land use areas in the state.

Disclosing this here on Monday, a spokesman said deputy chief minister had intervened in the matter to save the existing 50 pyrolytic industrial units, besides framing a new policy for setting up of new units.

After considering various environmental and legal issues and suggestions received from the public, its final policy got the approval from the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB).

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Flash Pyrolysis Recycling Organic Waste, Tyres & Plastics into Oil at Basque Country University

The Department of Chemical Engineering of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has developed fundamental processes for producing raw materials and fuels using biowastes and tyres.

According to the university, the group led by Martín Olazar, a researcher in the UPV/EHU’s Department of Chemical Engineering, is studying the development of sustainable refineries where it is possible to produce fuels and raw materials providing an alternative to petroleum by using organic waste and other waste materials such as plastics, tyres, etc.

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Turning waste tires into energy

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Bangladesh is producing around 18,144,000 litres of industrial fuel per year, worth US$ 9,072,000 to substitute furnace oil or industrial diesel by adopting pyrolysis technology to recycle around 50,400 tons of hazardous waste tires. Besides, 75 per cent toxic chemical, such as, cyanide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and products of butadiene and styrene emission in the air is reduced by using pyrolysis process rather than burning tires in the brick field or open air. The economy of Bangladesh is growing and thus there is a huge demand for energy along with raw materials, such as, carbon black and steel to enhance industrialisation. Waste tire is one of the key solutions for both power and raw materials. Experts say, using industrial fuel manufactured from waste tires produces lightly higher energy as burning oil, but 25 per cent more energy than burning coal.

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Recycled plastic & plastic waste to oil market to hit US$1.97 billion

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Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled, ‘Recycled Plastic & Plastic Waste to Oil Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends and Forecast, 2016 – 2024’. The report defines and segments the recycled plastic and plastic waste to oil market, providing analysis and forecasts of the global revenue. According to the report, the global recycled plastic and plastic waste to oil market stood at US$542.8 million in 2014 and is likely to reach US$1971.4 million (US$1.97 billion) by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 12.6% between 2016 and 2024.

The global recycled plastic and plastic waste to oil market has been broadly segmented on the basis of plastic type into polyethylene (PE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polystyrene (PS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polypropylene (PP), and other plastics (acrylic, polycarbonate, polylactic fibres, nylon, and fibreglass). On the basis of technology, the global recycled plastic and plastic waste to oil market has been segmented into pyrolysis, gasification and synthesis, and catalytic depolymerisation processes. The global recycled plastic and plastic waste to oil market has also been segmented on the basis on end-fuel into diesel, gasoline, kerosene, synthetic gases, and others.

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Technology turns plastic into oil

Students and professors at University of North Carolina Wilmington have a small contraption that they believe can simultaneously solve environmental and economic issues by turning plastic, a pollutant, into oil, a commodity. Now, those involved with the project are working to convince local business leaders and government officials to implement the concept.

The piece of equipment is called a tabletop depolymerizer, and UNCW is the first university to receive one, said Scott Davis, Plastic Ocean Project business development intern. The college partnered on the research with national nonprofit Plastic Ocean Project and PK Clean, the makers of the technology.

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Tire-recycling plant to process OTR tires

Success for Ellsin Environmental has come in incremental steps — inches as opposed to leaps and bounds —but Bob MacBean recognizes that’s the way it goes when you’re innovating new technology.

MacBean, CEO of Environmental Waste International, Ellsin’s parent company, said its Sault Ste. Marie tire recycling plant has made a number of advancements in the last eight months, with the company poised to sign a deal within the next 60 to 90 days.

Launched in 2011, the facility uses reverse polymerization technology to process used tires, breaking them down into their core elements of carbon black, oil, syngas and steel, which will then be sold to end users in the rubber, coatings or plastics industry.

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Plastic ban okay. But policy on recycling could do more

Before the ban on sale and use of plastic products reached the conceptual stage, there was a belief that “innovation” could see the common waste being transformed to deal with the city’s ill — from repairing bad roads to even producing fuel.

Back in 2002, Rasool Khan and his brother Ahmed Khan were called to help the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) lay roads.

“In the subsequent decade, we supplied over 10,000 tonnes of plastic to pave 3,000 km of roads,” Mr. Rasool Khan said. Their company —K.K. Plastic Waste Management Private Ltd. — is among the few to hold a patent for this technology.

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Alaska flight will use fuel made from recycled plastic waste

fuel made from recycled plastic waste

Jeremy Rowsell, a British born pilot, adventurer and environmentalist, is set to fly across America in August of this year in an aeroplane that is fueled by recycled plastic waste. The On Wings of Waste flight is an ambitious, daring and historic initiative to raise awareness about end-of-life plastic waste in our oceans and to highlight its potential benefits as a new source of fuel.

Rowsell was inspired for this flight after his time spent flying single-engined aircraft in the Pacific as a ferry pilot. He remembers looking down and seeing the devastation: “I had heard of the pacific garbage patch, but until I stepped foot on the islands myself, I didn’t realise how big the issue was,” said Jeremy.

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Recycled plastics & plastic waste to oil – All you need to know!

Recycled plastics & plastic waste to oil - All you need to know!

Economic growth and change in consumption and production pattern resulted into increase of plastic waste which leads to remarkable impact on environment. Plastic now have become a crucial material and the demand of this is increasing because of its durability, low cost, and diverse applications in industries and households. Growing amount of solid waste globally and the requirement for its removal have created an apprehension regarding the environmental health and economic issues. Waste plastic represents the large fraction of the total waste generated worldwide. Plastic materials are highly durable but requires long period of time for degradation due to their strong molecular bonds that make it resistant to natural processes of degradation. Every year approx. 500 billion pounds of plastic is manufactured. In many countries the process of recycling plastic has been carried out from last several years. Additionally, Ministry of Environment (MOE) have stringent the waste disposal law for industrial sector and many other sectors.

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Jeddah researchers explore alternative energy sources

Jeddah researchers explore alternative energy sources

JEDDAH: The ever-increasing energy consumption in the Kingdom has attracted the attention of Saudi scientists and spurred them to explore alternative renewable energy possibilities utilizing local natural resources.

Though fossil fuels such as petroleum and natural gas are used to fulfill the country’s energy needs, the government plans to double its current energy generating capacity up to 120GW by 2032.

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