Plastics (specifically codes 2,4,5, and 6) can be depolymerized into useable products using heat in the presence of catalysts developed by the Company. While other similar processes typically achieve this using much higher temperatures, EFT’s low temperature (350°C - 450°C) catalytic process converts plastics to fuel at a lower cost and with yields greater than 80%.
Due to their unique development, the proprietary nano-engineered catalysts and technology enable gasoline, diesel, or lubricating fluids to be produced as an end product (with no additional refining necessary), whereas related technologies/ventures in the U.S. generate only crude oil. The only byproducts are gases, which can be burnt to supply the needed heat, and about 5% char, which studies have shown can be disposed of safely in landfills.
The Company’s technology will tolerate impurities to a certain extent and process commingled plastic. There is no need to separate the different plastic types or clean them extensively, which minimizes preparation and set-up, hence reducing costs and resource requirements.