The Cynar ELP process can handle a variety of plastic types that are currently sent to landfill or incinerated and produces synthetic fuels. A ready wholesale market exists and Cynar sells the output from the process to Irish based fuel users. EU Directives now insist that there must be a significant decline in the plastic disposed of in land-fill sites and therefore the Cynar Technology represents a unique and profitable means of managing the growing issue of End of Life Plastic.
The first full scale ELP plant has received all required permitting and licensing and is operating in Ireland. The second plant has successfully been awarded planning permission in the UK and construction has commenced with commissioning in August 2012.
Each Cynar plant can process up to 20 tonnes of End of Life Plastic per day, producing circa 19,000 litres of high quality liquid fuels at a conversion rate of 95%. Each plant will have an annual throughput of up to 6,000 tonnes. The Cynar Technology represents a unique and profitable means of managing the plastic issue so that in the future there will be a significant decrease in the End of Life Plastics disposed of in landfill sites or incinerated.
Cynar has engaged and is working with Foster Wheeler, a highly respected engineering organisation with significant experience in the oil, gas and refining industries. Also, Rockwell Automation has been contracted as Cynar's global partner for the detailed design, procurement, construction and start up of ELP to Liquid Fuel plants.
Cynar's core aim is to be first to market with the profitable commercialisation of ELP to diesel fuel technology and with our partners become the undisputed leader in this industry.
This independent video of the process was commissioned by Suez Environment:
Increases in plastics consumption volumes more than offset the improved recycling processes and systems therefore indicating that 15 million tonnes of End of Life Plastic per annum are either being sent to landfill or disposed of by other means. The annual consumption of plastic products in Western Europe is estimated at almost 100 kg per person, a total of +39.1 million tonnes per annum.
The European Association of Plastics Manufacturers has stated that in 2003 only 3.1 million tonnes of waste plastics, equivalent to just 15% of Western Europe's total collectable plastic waste, were mechanically recycled by conventional methods and only 22% were incinerated for energy recovery.