Cyclion Energy offers new tech for plastics recycling 

Posted on September 14, 2023 by DrRossH in Plastic Recycling

Cyclion Energy offers a recycling solution for mixed plastics and biomass currently being sent to landfill, stockpiles or in the sea.

Source: Cyclion Energy offers new tech for plastics recycling – Waste Management Review

It’s a simple explanation for a complex process of converting plastics and biomass to fuel or electricity. And it has potential to alleviate mounting rubbish and pollution problems in remote areas.

Philip Major, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cyclion Energy, has proof of concept for the patent-pending technology that liquifies and depolymerises waste. In addition, Cyclion is commencing preparations for a large-scale commercial project in the Philippines due to start in 2025. It will process up to 900 tonnes a day of municipal solid waste.

Think of it as a load of mixed waste, including rubbish bags, being emptied into the ‘washing machine’ and run through various cycles. At each cycle the waste is liquified and degraded until in the end all that’s left in the tank is inorganic matter – solid glass or metals – that can be separated and recovered. 

What’s been degraded becomes an oil that can then be further processed as fuel or converted into a flammable gas to generate electricity.

Sounds a bit too good to be true, but we’ll be watching this space.