Frequently

asked

questions

How do the Plastics Pirate mobile pyrolysis plants benefit the environment?

Plastics Pirate turns plastic waste into fuel where-ever the plastic waste is. Fuel to use which has up to 70% less emissions than fossil fuels, in exchange for waste plastic, which we guarantee, will never enter the environment. No more emissions.

How do we know the Plastics Pirate mobile pyrolysis plants work and are safe?

Pyrolysis is a globally proven and employed technology. The innovation behind the Plastics Pirate mobile pyrolysis plants is being perfected by our South African-based collaborators, ScarabTech who have years of experience in developing renewable energy technology. A plant currently in operation, runs on its’ own products, is not pressurised, has minimal emissions and runs two of the workshop vehicles.

Pyrolysis occurs in a completely sealed, oxygen free, heat-driven reactor, cooling turns most gas into oil. The waste gas, not used to heat the reactor, passes a scrubber and is burnt off in an afterburner. It is containerised, self sufficient and efficient. Digitally controlled with built-in safety redundancies engineered by industry experts. Plastics Pirate can provide technical details on request or provide a demonstration of how the plant works onsite.

What makes the Plastics Pirate pyrolysis systems different to other plastic pyrolysis plants?

Our associates, ScarabTech, have developed the world’s most efficient small-size, high-yield plastic to energy machines suitable for wide deployment against plastic waste. The Plastics Pirate mobile pyrolysis plants are mobile and scalable, meaning they can access plastic waste streams most pyrolysis systems can’t. Our R&D will prove the plant innovation is capable of producing specific fuels from specific plastics.

Other technologies produce oils which require further refining.

ScarabTech is currently using the fuel produced in their workshop.

What happens to the oil produced by the pyrolysis process?

During our R&D phase, we will determine the relationship between feedstock, plant operation and properties of oil off-take. This will determine markets for the off-take, ranging from fuel for your vehicles, farm machinery, marine engine, or generator, or for further refining or for the real game-changer, re-use in plastic production.

We will be using fuel produced from ocean plastics to power The Processor.

And we have other planet saving, treasure hunting and game changing targets in our sights.

Contact us to join the fun..

 

Isn't burning plastics bad?

We aren’t burning or incinerating plastic, but turning it into a gas in a contained, oxygen-free environment. Our pyrolysis system wastes almost nothing, with the gas condensed into low ash and sulphur usable fuels, recirculated into the reactor or burnt off and the 4% carbon black residue is also useable. It is self-sustainable, powered off it’s own products of pyrolysis and virtually emission free.

We are able to provide specifications upon request.

Are there dangerous emissions?

There are almost no emissions from our pyrolysis process, mild machinery noise pollution and produces no waste water. Our oil offers a low carbon alternative with between 25 to 72% less carbon emissions than from regular fuels.

Considering the reduced emissions through “taking the solution to the problem” and the proof of  replacement for fossil fuels in the predicted future plastic demand growth, our plants triumph the emissions game by far.

How much plastic can the Plastics Pirate mobile pyrolysis plants process each day?

Each Plastics Pirate mobile pyrolysis unit will be able to process up to 800kg of continuous feed plastic per day. Up to five units can be daisy-chained from the same footprint to process up to 4.5 tonnes of plastics per day, producing around 4000l of ‘fuel’ per day, depending on the feedstock used.

How much area does each Plastics Pirate mobile pyrolysis plant take up?

Each Scarabtech/ Plastics Pirate mobile pyrolysis plant will be available in an enclosure up to a 20′ shipping container in footprint size. When scaling more than 1 unit off a single operating system, the footprint will increase. The enclosures will be made to suit the size of the plant required when commercial fabrication begins. 

1kg of
plastic
makes

OIL

for processing

GAS

to power plant

CARBON

for reuse