Reclaim Resources has a process to generate biofuel from domestic waste

Reclaim Resources has a process to generate biofuel from domestic waste. The process looks interesting and I’ve asked them some questions.

How do you separate chlorinated and non chlorinated plastics? Have you considered converting some of the plastics stream in to fuel? Where does the residue from your emissions cleaning process go. What is the energy efficiency of the plant, can it be self sustaining? How much do you expect to pay for the waste streams.

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4 Responses to Reclaim Resources has a process to generate biofuel from domestic waste

  1. Pradeep 22 August, 2008 at 12:37 am #

    I would be interested in hearing what they say about these. They were featured on BBC, I cannot access it (from the US).
    If I had to guess about separating the chlorinated plastics, I would say that the “odo(u)r removal” part of the plant will have something to do with this.

  2. Simon Robinson 22 August, 2008 at 9:46 am #

    I’m not sure that the odour removal part of the process will exract PVC. The problem with chlorinated plastics, mostly PVC, is that they often degrade quite badly when they are reprocessesd. Most domestic plastics waste will be polyolefins or polystyrene with a bit of nylon and polyester which can be used for barrier properties, and they reprocess pretty well. Of course if they were to be cracked back to oil, then the problem would disappear.

  3. Marc Jackson 25 August, 2008 at 9:41 pm #

    I tried to subcribe to your blog’s feed by clicking the link in the upper right hand portion of the page. I was not successful because each time I clicked the link I got a page full of code and that was it.
    Marc Jackson
    Arizona Chemical

  4. Simon Robinson 26 August, 2008 at 9:57 am #

    Hi Marc,

    I don’t know what browser you’re using, but I used to find with the Explorer 6 (not the one with tabbed browsing) that I’d get a page of spaghetti whenever I tried to subscribe.

    The bit I wanted was in the address bar. This often has the letters rss as a group somewhere in it. I think that it might be that which you want to copy and paste into your news reader…. Please let me know if that doesn’t solve the problem.


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