Chemineer Top-Entering Agitators Chosen for UK’s First Waste Plastic-to-Diesel Plant

April 21, 2014

Dayton, Ohio – Chemineer has been chosen by Cynar PLC as its engineering partner for agitation at the UK’s first waste plastic-to-diesel plant at Avonmouth near Bristol. The End-of-Life Plastics-to-Diesel (ELPD) facility is the first of a multiplant project that will be established across sites in the UK.

Finding solutions to remediate waste problems worldwide is a major concern. End-of-Life-Plastic is one of the waste industry’s biggest issues. Cynar has developed an effective process that converts mixed waste plastics into synthetic fuels that are cleaner, lower in sulphur and in the case of diesel, a higher cetane than generic diesel fuel.

Chemineer’s large helical ribbon impeller, with central screw chosen specifically for this laminar flow, high viscosity application, is able to effectively pull down soilds and liquids from the surface while the helical ribbon is pumping up. Chemineer agitators are a key part of Cynar’s environmentally-friendly technology that effectively transforms otherwise unwanted landfill-bound waste plastics into valuable liquid fuels.

Chemineer, part of NOV Mono, will supply agitators for other planned sites in the UK and Europe with interest from the America’s for Cynar’s unique process. Cynar’s core aim is to be the first to market with the commercialization of ELP to diesel fuel technology to become the leader in the waste industry.

NOV Mono is a division of National Oilwell Varco. It comprises a group of specialist companies offering progressing cavity pumps, artificial lift systems, industrial mixers, grinders, screens and aftermarket spares and services, across a broad spectrum of industrial sectors including water and wastewater, oil and gas, chemical, pulp and paper, food and beverage and agriculture. The company first began manufacturing progressing cavity pumps in 1935 and industrial mixers in 1952, so has a heritage of over 75 years that is built on world-renowned design, expertise and excellence. The division has over 1,600 employees and a genuinely global reach. NOV Mono has facilities around the world including Australia, New Zealand, USA, China, South Africa, France and UK, which are supported by a large network of international distributor partners.

National Oilwell Varco (NOV)

With its headquarters in Houston, TX USA, National Oilwell Varco has over 170 years’ experience as a leader in the design, manufacture and sale of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, the provision of oilfield services, and supply chain integration services to the oil and gas industry. It has more than 100 subsidiaries and over 60,000 employees at over 1,000 sites around the world, plus annual revenues in excess of $20 billion.

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