Cynar plans project in Ireland to turn waste plastics into diesel

09 March 2011 15:49  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--UK firm Cynar is going ahead with plans for a 6,000 tonne/year project in Ireland to convert non-recyclable waste plastics into liquid fuels, primarily diesel, a petrochemicals engineer said on Wednesday.

Foster Wheeler, which won a contract for the project’s basic process engineering design, said the plant would run on Cynar’s pyrolysis technology, supplemented by Foster's refining knowledge.

It did not disclose financial details or the plant’s expected start-up date.

Foster had been working with Cynar over the past year to help improve the quality of fuel produced at Cynar’s demonstration plant in Portlaoise, Ireland, it added.

London-based Cynar is focused on technologies that convert waste plastics into low sulphur hydrocarbon fuels.

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By: Stefan Baumgarten
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