Plastics to Fuel

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Waste 2Energy Global provides clients with Thermolysis oil from recycled plastics and used tires. The best plastic type of feed stock are type 2 High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE); type 4 Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE); type 5 Polypropylene (PP) and type 6 Polystyrene (PS) which achieve a 80% yield and recycled industrial tyre waste which achieves a 50% yield.

The unique solution of material sourcing, handling (sorting & categorisation) and operations results in a new 500ppm diesel type Pyrolysis oil is widely used as industrial fuel to substitute furnace oil or industrial diesel. The produced pyrolysis oil has calorific value equivalent to diesel. Typical industrial applications of pyrolysis oil as a fuel are burners of boilers or pyrolysis oil generators.

The recycled plastics or used tyres (rubber) waste is melted and vaporised in the absence of oxygen, where it is decomposed into the hydrocarbon chains which make up the recycled oil. The well-known pyrolysis process results in oil, steel and carbon black which is further beneficiated into market products.

Ongoing development of the application of this suit of technologies in the South African legislative, social and economic context, puts Waste2Energy Global at the forefront of providing sustainable and value-adding fuels to our clients.

Thermo Tek CF2000

Thermo Tek CF2000 an auto feed solution converts 2000 kg of plastics per day yielding 1600 litres of Pyrolysis oil or 500ppm type diesel (The produced pyrolysis oil has calorific value equivalent to diesel)


The raw condensate Thermolysis oil is suitable for use in multi fuel diesel engines and
diesel/paraffin burners in industrial applications.

Types of Plastics that can be converted into fuels

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The Fuel produced is a type 500ppm diesel that can be used in tractors, trucks or even type of electricity generators.

The SANS fuel comparison

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ThermoTek CF2000 Research & Development unit at Atlantis, Western Cape, South Africa

  • The yield on clean waste plastic is approximately 80%
  • 100kg of HDPE will yield approximately 80 litres of Pyrolysis Diesel
  • The ThermoTek CF2000 Plant produces 2000 liters of pyrolysis diesel per 24 hour day

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