FAQ

Pyrolysis

  • Is pyrolysis of plastics a new invention?

No. This type of system has existed in a different ‘batch’ format since the early 1900’s. Pyr-Oil has done nine years of research and developed a unique continuous process that uses large volumes and is done on an industrial scale.

  • Can a demonstration of the pyrolysis process be seen?

Yes. Call or email us.

  • How long does it take to build a pyrolysis installation?

The complete building takes approximately nine months. This is mainly due to the order and production time of crucial parts of the installation. Multiple ovens can be built at the same time.

  • Why did the big oil companies not think of this solution?

The big oil companies have as their core business, refining crude oil. They are not in the business of collecting waste plastics. Our annual production equals approximately that of an oil company’s production for a few days.

Cleans the world

  • Why is Pyr-Oils pyrolysis system more effective than recycling plastics?

Currently recycling of plastics can only be done 3 to 4 times. Every time plastic is recycled the carbon chains within the molecular structure become shorter and shorter eventually they are too brittle and unusable. At this point Pyr-Oil is still able to make oil out of this plastic via pyrolysis. Pyrolysis is a fully closed system, not polluting the environment. The oil is used for making commercial fuels or used to produce new plastics.If however plastics are burnt, massive air pollution is the result.

  • Does Pyr-Oil really clean up the world?

Yes, Pyr-Oil reduces the plastic waste in the world.

  • Pyr-Oil cleans up the world by producing oil?

The oil produced by Pyr-Oil is used as a base material for new plastic products/fuels. We reduce the use of fossil crude in this way.

  • Can a developing country benefit from Pyr-Oil’s process?

Yes. A Pyr-Oil installation can be located anywhere where there is sufficient plastic waste. Many developing countries have substantial amounts of waste plastics. Where ever a Pyr-Oil processing plant is established; employment will be created for the local population. The surrounding environment will be cleared of plastic waste. Economic stimulus for local businesses and entrepreneurs will be created on a micro and macro level. The Pyr-Oil process thus creates a new market value for plastic waste.

  • How big is the plastic problem?

In the Netherlands alone 1.6 million tons of plastic waste is created per year. Globally this is of course, a much larger figure. Worldwide it is estimated that the production of plastic waste escalates at approximately 5 % per year. (Consider here, the ‘plastic soup’ problem).