Ventana's technology deploys company's patent-pending, continuous depolymerization process to convert waste plastics to petroleum fuels similar to industrial diesel.
The technology uses a multi-staged thermal process to molecularly crack and re-arrange longer chain hydrocarbons found in plastics to shorter chain hydrocarbons found in petroleum fuels.
For its pioneering work, Ventana was awarded the national award at the India Innovation Initiative (i3) from amongst 900+ submissions.
The technology converts non-recyclable waste plastics to HyFuel TM – a high calorific value petroleum distillate having carbon number distribution similar to gasoline (C5 - C10) and diesel (C10 - C21).
HyfuelTM largely meets the ASTM D975 spec related to Standard Specification for Diesel Fuel Oils. The fuel has high market acceptance and requires no further refining prior to its end use as a drop-in substitute for industrial diesel in boilers and furnaces.
Steve Russell of American Chemistry Council tells Wall Street Journal's MoneyBeat how waste plastics can generate 6 billion gallons of fuel enough to fuel 9 million cars per annum: