Resynergi produces oil from plastic waste using microwave-based tech
System with higher energy efficiency and relatively lower carbon footprint
To produce biodiesel from waste plastics, Resynergi is combining U of M Professor Roger Ruan’s microwave-based technology for converting biomass such as waste wood or crop residue into oil with its own modular, microwave-based system.
Ruan’s work has focused mainly on transforming biomass but is gradually introducing plastic feedstocks into his work.
Resynergi’s scaled-up biorefining system with its high energy efficiency and its relatively small footprint—a bioreactor and peripheral equipment can fit in a standard 9-by-20-foot shipping container — makes it more accessible affordable for a wider range of potential clients seeking to convert waste to energy.
The lower costs and energy consumption may make this technology economically viable at times of even low oil prices.
Using energy-efficient, low-emissions pyrolysis, Resynergi’s technology is able to convert traditionally non-recyclable plastics into highly profitable fuel. Microwaves power their uniquely designed, compact system.
Related News for