Cook Shire, Far North Queensland

March-September 2022

Our Pilot Partners

We Solve Problems With Plastic

Plastics Pirate is conducting a Pilot in Far North Queensland in 2022 to prove the value of plastic.

We aim to demonstrate our world-first mobile pyrolysis plants can convert most types of plastic into usable fuels onsite, removing large volumes of agricultural, community and industrial plastic from the waste stream.

Our plants can process up to one tonne of plastic per day and convert onsite into up to 800 litres of usable fuels including diesel, unleaded and naptha.

By replacing fossil fuels with fuels made entirely from waste plastic we can turn this plastic into treasure before your eyes.

Key Stakeholders

Manufacturers of plant & owners of plant IP. Joint Venture Partners with shared intention to prove the relationship between feedstock & offtake during Pilot.
Cook Shire Council
Wants to give residents and businesses the opportunity to remove their plastic from the waste stream. Participant in Pilot working with Plastics Pirate to develop sustainable strategy to achieve this.
Lakeland banana growers
Participants in Pilot to investigate solutions to banana industry plastic waste. Will provide large volumes of plastic feedstock for Plastics Pirate to process and test the diesel offtake on farm machinery.
Cooktown Containers For Change depot. Participant in Pilot with in-kind site, plastic collection and processing facilities and transport services.

Pilot Benefits

  • Direct plastic waste from landfill/environment –.Pilot directing waste from multiple community & industry sources in Pilot phase.
  • Substituting fossil fuels with pyrolysis oil for energy and plastic production – Pilot producing suitable oil (including diesel) & further developing offtake market with plastics manufacturers.
  • Assist the Cook Shire to present a model to prove the benefits for domestic plastic management¬† – Pilot aims to demonstrate how communities Australia-wide can have the opportunity to remove plastic from waste stream.
  • Prove that plastic waste has a value – Turn plastic into treasure with plastic credits and incentives for collection and processing. Pilot closing the loop between plastic credit financiers & plastic collectors and processors for collective benefit.
  • Introduce the solution for Australian fuel sovereignty – Plastics Pirate has a viable solution to assist the Federal Government to secure Australia‚Äôs fuel sovereignty.
  • Investigate collaborations to process most of Australia’s waste – Once strategies for managing plastic waste have been identified, help form alliances that can manage most types of community waste.
  • Establish the relationship between feedstock and offtake for all types of plastic we process – Pilot establishes baseline cost/profit ratio of different plastic streams.
  • Showcasing banana growers as a model to prove the viability of the technology to agriculture – Pilot reduces plastic to landfill & provides banana farmers with extra oil-generated income stream while eliminating landfill costs.
  • Assist in developing and implementing Cape York waste solutions in collaboration with indigenous communities – Pilot assesses options to process plastic waste generated in the Cape.
  • Aid the investment towards a circular economy with quantifiable data – Pilot collecting evidence to prove industry-specific circular economies can benefit the environment, industries & communities.
  • Reduce ocean plastic – Plastics Pirate will conduct at least one ocean plastic collection during the Pilot.
  • Assist in developing a ghost net strategy – Work with key stakeholders to develop strategy for removing ghost nets from ocean.
  • Manufacturing – Develop a suitable business model with a manufacturing partner in Australia or offshore to increase plant production and reduce costs.