Formerly known as the Plastics-to-Oil Technologies Alliance, the PFPA recently modified its name to reflect the wide range of versatile technologies and products offered by its membership. These include liquid fuels such as diesel and naphtha, crude oil for conversion to fuels or chemicals, and waxes, lubricants and other valuable products. Learn more about the […]
Why do plastics have an intrinsic value as a fuel source? Plastics are created primarily from energy feedstocks, typically natural gas or oil (mostly natural gas in the United States). The hydrocarbons that make up plastics are embodied in the material itself, essentially making plastics a form of stored energy, which can be turned into […]
In this op-ed published by Renewable Energy From Waste Magazine, RES Polyflow Director of Sales and Marketing Michael Dungan makes the case for modernizing current state and local waste regulations to accelerate the proliferation of plastics to fuel technologies in the U.S.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Re: New Members Appointed to RES Polyflow Board of Managers Perry, Ohio / July 6, 2015 – Ohio based manufacturer RES Polyflow announced the appointment of two new members to the company’s Board of Managers effective June 16, 2015. Michael Erler joins the RES Polyflow Board of Managers on behalf of the […]
The fourth annual Plasticity Forum took place in Cascais, Portugal, June 7-9, 2015, with the global event bringing together more than 80 business and industry officials, sustainability experts, plastic producers and users, innovators, government representatives and other thought leaders to discuss innovative solutions to the growing plastic problem facing our land and marine environments. Plastics-To-Fuels was […]
A new video produced by the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics-to-Oil Technologies Alliance shows how companies are transforming used, nonrecycled plastics into oil, fuels, and petroleum-based products. These plastics-to-fuel technologies which complement ongoing recycling efforts, are being embraced as a way to recover clean energy from plastics that cannot be economically recycled.
Updating state and local permitting statutes to recognize plastic to fuel production facilities as manufacturing sites (versus solid waste disposal or waste processing) is an important step to growing this new market segment in the U.S. Learn more about the unique aspects of plastic to fuel conversion and how state and local regulators can lower barriers […]
At the recently concluded Plastics Recycling Conference held in Dallas Texas a panel of representatives from the Plastics To Oil Technologies Alliance discussed the benefits of plastic to oil as a complement to existing recycling systems. See full coverage of the discussion by Plastics News.
The modern day waste stream presents new challenges for recyclers as they are confronted with a decline in newsprint, an abundance of complex plastic materials and the adoption of single stream collection at the municipal level. A report prepared for the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council and released by Green Spectrum Consulting and […]
A new report published by the independent research firm Worldwatch Institute estimates that recycling rates for waste plastic are lagging as production increases worldwide. In the U.S., an estimated 9% of post-consumer plastic is recycled while the rest is discarded as litter, landfilled as solid waste material or exported. An estimated 10 to 20 million […]