|Processor Enhancement |
The Company’s CEO designed further enhancements to the P2O processor in early 2011, including two columns supporting 4 catalyst trays. In addition, he added significant technology to guarantee fuel quality, along with installing an inline fuel additive injection system on both heavy and light fuel condensing systems. He has also engineered a hot-tap residue removal process. Quality control includes two columns for control and specificity of fuel fractions, a cyclone (particulate removal in vapor), fuel filters (particulate removal in liquid), and a centrifuge (additional redundant particulate trap), as well as column enhancements to guarantee particulate free fuel. Fuel additives are injected inline while fuel is being produced to increase their effectiveness. The new residue removal system works while the processor is running, so the reactor does not have to be cooled down or stopped to remove residue.
During the second quarter of 2011, the Company built a fully equipped fuel testing laboratory at the Niagara Falls, NY site to facilitate instant certification of fuel products. The P2O processor is capable of producing #6 fuel, #2 fuel, diesel, and light naphtha. The Plastic2Oil processor has been tuned to reduce naphtha production to less than 2% because the market price for naphtha is significantly less than for #2 or #6 fuel and therefore the Company will not be proceeding with any naphtha contracts. The Company’s management has invested much time, testing, and production efforts towards large companies to execute significant contracts such as RockTenn. During the first quarter of 2011 the processor was primarily used to test feedstock from large sources of free waste plastic in order to pass "Cradle to Grave" audits from feedstock to end user fuel. During the second quarter of 2011 the Company designed and engineered a premelt loader for the Plastic2Oil processor to eliminate handling, shredding, and bagging of waste plastic. With the premelt loader, bales or supersacks of plastic are set on a conveyor and then are loaded whole into the premelt reactor thereby eliminating shredding and much handling. During the modularization of the processor, the CEO was able to eliminate the off gas compression system in favor of a simplified low-cost off gas handling rack (4’ x 4’ x 4’) for better control and at 1/5 of the cost. The cost savings through modularization has been used to offset the cost of the premelt loader.