Converting Problem Plastics from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Automobile Shredder Residue (ASR) and Tyres into a Valuable Resource
The unrecyclable plastic content in WEEE and ASR represents a significant economic and compliance problem for these industries, which is driven by the WEEE and ELV Directives and their respective recovery targets set down by the EU. Separately the problem of Tyre Mountains is an ever increasing problem.
DravTec: A project to use a Pyrolysis/Gasification process to convert the unrecyclable plastics from WEEE (eScrap), Automobile Shredder Residue (ASR) and used tyres to energy
The output from the process can be used directly as a liquid fuel equivalent to marine diesel or it can be used to drive a fuel oil Engine to generate electricity. Further processing will allow conversion to high grade liquid fuels.
The plants, when using the oil for generating electricity, are designed to operate as Combined Heat and Power (CHP) facilities and are designated as the highest level of Advanced Conversion Technology