New ultra-clean fuels from non-recyclable plastic waste

New ultra-clean fuels from non-recyclable plastic waste

Sustainable energy

United KingdomClean Planet Energy has manufactured two new ultra-clean fuels to replace fossil fuels in the Marine industry.

Both fuels are produced using non-recyclable waste plastics. The products branded under the banner of ‘Clean Planet Oceans’ can provide CO2 reductions of over 75 percent. Clean Planet Oceans includes an ultra-clean Marine Residual Fuel and a premium Marine Distillate Fuel.

New fuels reduce emissions

In addition to the 75 percent CO2 reduction, a significant benefit of the new fuels is the decrease in NOx (Nitrogen Dioxide) and SOx (Sulphur Oxide) emissions. NOx and SOx are some of the most common air-pollutants from the burning of fossil fuels and are estimated to be globally responsible for 9,000 daily deaths. Clean Planet’s fuels can reduce sulphur emissions by 1,500x when compared to the latest, stringent IMO regulations.

Converting plastic waste into fuel

A Clean Planet ecoPlant can accept and convert non-recyclable waste-plastics, that would otherwise end up in incineration, landfill, or in the oceans. According to data sourced by parties including the US EPA and the World Economic Forum, this year 203 million tonnes of plastic will become non-recyclable waste, meaning that the Clean Planet process not only reduces CO2 emissions and air pollutants, but also tackles the plastic crisis.

Currently Clean Planet has two ecoPlants in construction phase, with another four in development. The company aims to build ecoPlants to process over 1 million tonnes of waste plastics per annum. A standard Clean Planet ecoPlant can process 20,000 metric tonnes of waste plastics every year.