A Focus on Implementation

Posted by on Mar 10, 2013 in Project Spotlight, The RES Polyflow Story | No Comments
left to right: Butch Hayes, Mike Dungan, Charlie Grispin, Brett Williams, Jay Schabel, Ed Conrad, Dick Schwarz

left to right: Butch Hayes, Mike Dungan, Charlie Grispin, Brett Williams, Jay Schabel, Ed Conrad, Dick Schwarz

The winter of 2012/2013 will hold a special place in the memory banks of the seven individuals pictured above. Assembling the full scale prototype of a game-changing technology is a daunting challenge for any team.  There is no instruction manual to consult, no help desk to call for advice.  This has never been done before.

Now mix in the unpredictability of winter on the shores of Lake Erie and the ice, mud, gale force winds and bitter cold conditions and you begin to appreciate the drive and dedication that this particular group brings to the Perry (or any) project.

And despite all of this:  We Did It.  RES Polyflow plant #1 is now online and ready to be handed off to the operating team (basically the same seven people pictured above).  The skinned knuckles, sore backs and chilled-to-the-bone extremities have been well worth it. The world will soon understand why.

A special thank you goes out to Rick, George and the entire South Shore Controls staff for the design and fabrication support over the course of this project.  You have been patient and gracious hosts and we look forward to a long partnership together.  Huzzah!


More news from our operational phase will be shared throughout the spring and summer. Thank you for your continued support of our mission to profitably and responsibly recover energy from end of life plastic.  Time to go make some oil…