Conversion Energy Systems (CES) is a leader in the development of advanced thermal conversion technologies that safely transform plastic into clean energy. For CES plastic is not waste. It is a clean, storable and potent fuel!
Plastic begins its life as light petroleum gas. That gas is compressed under intense pressure to form a lattice of highly-stable plastic molecules. This molecular structure makes plastic sterile, strong, impermeable, and chemical-resistant.
Normally, we think of these as beneficial properties. However, when a plastic item's useful life is over-- which for over 40% of plastics is after only a single use-- these properties become problematic. Plastic does not biodegrade. It remains in the environment where it accumulates in landfills, washes into rivers and oceans, or breaks down into particles that are ingested by fish, birds and animals. Microplastic now permeates our environment--it is found on beaches, in waterways and is carried on the wind from the equator to the poles.
To deal with the problem of plastic waste, CES reverses the process of plastic creation, turning plastic into gas. CES' patented thermal process "cracks" the molecular bonds that hold plastic together, releasing an energy-rich "synthesis gas" that can be used as a source of heat energy or to drive a generator.
CES plants reduce waste mass by 97%, destroying harmful biological and chemical contaminants and, most importantly, creating a useful life-cycle for plastic preventing landfilling, burning or release into watersheds and oceans. CES plants must pass stringent, independent, EPA-standard air emission testing and we are focused on continually improving the efficiency and efficacy of our process.
CES plants are factory-built and tested and are designed for ease of transport with compact footprints and minimal site modification required. They can be located optimally near sources of plastic or where heat and power requirements dictate. Units scale from one-ton per day to medium-scale units capable of processing several tons of plastic per day.
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