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 that avoids 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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All CES Thermal Conversion Plants:
- Utilize modular construction and plant size can be expanding by increasing the number of Gasification Reactors and Energy Conversion Modules in service. Modules can be added or removed if processing or heating requirements change. CES manufactures systems in standard sizes, with Gasification Reactor capacities ranging from 1 to 4 tons per day of shredded plastic. Larger systems can be built to customer specifications where necessary. CES can provide site preparation and design support to integrate its processing and power conversion systems with existing heating plants, electric grids, or hot water systems.
- Are compact and self-contained. Site preparation is minimal. Plants require a source of commercial power (480v 3-phase) and are configurable for either LP or natural gas.
- Produce only minimal amounts of non-hazardous inorganic ash. There is no water used in thermal processing and no wastewater is produced.
- Are configurable to process plastic wherever there are significant energy requirements . Shredded plastic fuel can be made on site where the plant is located or in transfer facilities, at plastic plants or a variety of other convenient locations. Shredded plastic is dense, stable and non-hazardous making it easy to transport and store for delivery to a CES Conversion Plant when it is needed.
- Waste Management Firms & Transfer station operators
- Commercial & private utilities
- Manufacturing plants that produce substantial waste
- Office Park Owners