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Ventana's technology deploys company's patent-pending, continuous depolymerization process to convert waste plastics to petroleum fuels similar to diesel and gasoline.

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 it's pioneering work, Ventana was awarded the 2013 National Innovation Award at the i3 Innovation Initiative from amongst 900 submissions.

Product

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 can be fractionated using standard distillation processes to obtain two streams - a light distillate fuel stream which approximates ASTM D4814 (gasoline) and a middle distillate fuel stream that approximates ASTM D975 (diesel). These streams find ready offtake with petroleum wholesalers and blenders as drop-in replacement for gasoline and diesel blendstock.

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What Are Plastics-To-Oil Technologies?

An Introductory primer by American Chemistry Council

Economic Impact of Plastics-to-Oil Facilities in the U.S. (Oct 2014)

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:

Updates
Oct 2014
Ventana selected to showcase at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Industry Growth Forum at Denver, Colorado.
May 2014
Larry Buckle joins Ventana's team as Director Supply Chain.
April 2014
Jonathan Michael joins Ventana's team as CFO (Consulting).
April 2014
Ankit Goyal joins Ventana's team as Process Engineer.
April 2014
Dr. Edward Beardsworth joins Ventana's team as Strategic Advisor.
Mar 2014
Ventana selected to present at the San Francisco Cleantech Forum Entrepreneur Showcase '14.
Feb 2014
Ventana is covered by Entreprenuer Magazine How plastic waste can power your car in the future.
Jan 2014
Dr. Ramakrishnan Iyer joins Ventana's team as Vice President (Engineering).
Nov 2013
Eugene Jones joins Ventana's team as Director Business Development.
Oct 2013
Ventana wins National Award at the India Innovation Initiative (i3) 2013 from over 900 submissions. The i3 competition is largely regarded as the 'Cleantech Open' of India, with separate regional and national phases and a jury panel comprising of scientists, eminent industrialists, business management experts and government representatives.
Oct 2013
Mott MacDonald concludes independent audit of conversion and yield from Ventana's 3rd gen technology.
Oct 2013
Ventana is covered by YourStory.in http//goo.gl/r9iYBl.
Mar 2013
Ventana received preliminary determination of it's technology being compliant to USEPA emission norms.
Mar 2013
Ventana selected to present at the 2013 San Francisco Cleantech Forum Entrepreneur Showcase (Mar 18th -19th)
Feb 2013
Ventana selected to showcase at the Venture Summit West '13, Mountainview, CA (Feb 13th).
Feb 2013
Ventana to exhibit at the 9th Cleantech Summit in Palm Springs, CA (Feb 6th-7th).
Jan 2013
Ventana performs an independent 3rd party audit related to mass balance of the conversion process.
Dec 2012
Ventana announces Mott MacDonald as its engineering partner. Mott is a £1+ billion global design engineering consultancy firm and brings deep engineering experience with process, chemical, oil and gas & waste to energy projects. Globally, the company has over 14,000 staff and serves clients in over 140 countries.
Sep 2012
Ventana selected to showcase at the IHT’s Global Clean Energy Forum, Barcelona, Spain (Oct 2-3rd ).
July 2012
Ventana selected to speak at the 5th Annual Waste to Fuels Conference in Mystic, Connecticut (Sep 17th). Title of talk Why generate black gold (synthetic crude) when you can do white lightening (lighter fuels).
Apr 2012
Ventana successfully commissions its 3rd generation technology for continuous conversion of waste plastics to lighter petroleum fuels.
Nov 2011
Ventana is a finalist at the San Jose Cleantech Open 2011 (Air, Water, Waste category).
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