VADXX Technology

Plastic Recycling Technology Converts Plastic to Oil

Vadxx’s proprietary technology is based on a thermal de-polymerization process where key processing parameters such as time andtemperature are constantly controlled within
a closed system. This eliminates hazardous by-products while also delivering a financial profit in low-cost energy markets.

Vadxx technology secondary image IMG_8411Step 1 – Acceptance of plastic material

Non-hazardous, non-recyclable plastics (such as clean, shredded, post-industrial and post-consumer plastics) will be accepted at the site. Material may include paper pulp plastic, wire insulation, and pelletized mixed plastics. All materials are delivered inside an enclosed Vadxx facility.

Step 2 – Conversion of plastic to energy

The Vadxx continuous-flow processing method utilizes off-the-shelf equipment such as extruders, kilns, condensers and closed process piping. Thermal de-polymerization is performed in a closed vessel with heat added indirectly. The solid plastic waste melts and turns into a vapor that is routed to a condenser where it is cooled back into a liquid. The liquid is then piped to a storage tank and ready for pick up.

The Vadxx energy recovery technology converts plastic waste into EcoFuels:

  • Diesel stock for use as a blending agent to improve the overall quality of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel, as well as distillate fuels blended with diesel for on-road use.
  • Naphtha that can be used as a gasoline additive to increase octane.
  • Synthetic Natural Gas produced for the exclusive use by the Vadxx process.
  • Carbon powder that can be used as a low grade fuel source.

Step 3 – Shipment of converted material

Licensed and fully trained third-party tanker and box trucks will transport the newly converted energy directly to the wholesale market or to end-use customers.

Vadxx’s engineering and construction partner, Rockwell Automation, has designed a modular system that can be delivered and constructed anywhere in the world. The standard design results in a flexible building space on as little as 3 acres of land, supports access and routing for approximately 8-12 trucks per day, uses standard industrial utilities and is capable of consuming 60 tons per day of waste.