FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

PlastikGas® Plant Purchase

What sizes do the plants come in?

2 tons (processed per batch)

7 tons (processed per batch)

14 tons (processed per batch)

35 tons (processed per batch)

75 tons (processed per batch)

What size land do I need to build a PlastikGas® Plant campus?

2 Tons – 5 acres

7 Tons – 7 acres

14 Tons – 9 acres

35 Tons – 12 acres

75 Tons – 15 acres

What size is a PlastikGas Plant Footprint?

2 Tons –

7 Tons –

14 Tons –

35 Tons –

75 Tons –

10yd x 54yd, 30ft x 160ft, 10m x 49m

22yd x 66yd, 66ft x 198ft, 20m x 60m

33yd x 88yd, 99ft x 264ft, 30m x 80m

77yd x 175yd, 231ft x 525ft, 70m x 160m

131yd x252yd, 393ft x 756ft, 120m x 230m

What is the height of each plant?

 

Plant Size Ceiling Height Requirement
  • 2 Ton
  • 7 Ton
  • 14 Ton
  • 35 Ton
  • 75 Ton
  • 17 ft
  • 23 ft
  • 25 ft
  • 29 ft
  • 52 ft

How long does it take to build a PlastikGas Plant?

 

  • 2 Ton
  • 7 Ton
  • 14 Ton
  • 35 Ton
  • 75 Ton
  • 3-5 months
  • 5-7 months
  • 7-9 months
  • 8-10 months
  • 10-12 months

What items are included in the plant purchase?

Vertical deposit feed burner tank with legs

4 horizontal storage tanks with legs,

Detachable ladders and platform

Structures and racks

All necessary tubing and piping

Assembly, installation and calibration of PlastikGas Processing Plant

Operating and Safety Manual Documentation

Plant Operations Training

The customer is purchasing the PlastikGas Processing Plant and is allowed use of the PlastikGas technology

  • The customer is NOT purchasing the PlastikGas® technology

What items are NOT included in the plant purchase? (Customer Responsibility)

  • Campus Land
  • Support Facilities
  • Site Preparation
  • Fencing
  • Concrete Slab
    • Wired Electricity and Other Utilities
    • Storage Facility with Electricity
    • Pump Station
    • Bathroom/Lockers/Showers
    • Security Station
    • Security System
    • Shredder
    • Service Vehicles and Equipment

Where are you currently operating?

  • Dominican Republic
  • USA
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico

How much does a PlastikGas® Processing Plant cost?

The prices vary depending on the market price of stainless steel   which is based off the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the shipping   costs of the plant to the location where the plant will be installed.

Prices start at $2,000,000 for a 2 ton plant and go up to $15,000,000 for 75 ton plant. (Actual price will be offered to the customer in the official quote)        

What is the cost of the royalty fee and what is included in that cost?

Buyer shall pay the Seller a “Fuel Production Fee “in the amount of $0.07 per gallon of all fuel products (including gasoline, diesel, and kerosene), in addition to 10% of the net sales price for all liquid byproducts (including paraffin) and solid byproducts (including coke) produced. The Fuel Production Fee shall be reasonably adjusted annually, considering the cost of inflation, and other commercial and economic factors, based on the consumer price index (“CPI”).  This covers the monthly Maintenance of the Plant

How is the royalty payment (Fuel Production fee) made to the company?

The Fuel Production Fee shall be paid monthly, no later than the 10th business day of the month for the entire operational life of the plant.  All PlastikGas® Processing Plants possess a metering system designed to monitor fuel production and byproduct weight.  The Parties shall use the Plant’s metering system, coupled with audit services, to validate fuel and byproduct production quantities for the Plant.  The Buyer shall provide the Seller with monthly Fuel Production Reports and monthly Fuel Sales Reports.  Payment of the Fuel Production Fee allows the Buyer to continue to use, but not own, the PlastikGas® technology.

How does PlastikGas® know the amount of production per gallon that the machinery has to collect the royalties?

The Parties shall use the Plant’s metering system, coupled with audit services, to validate fuel and byproduct production quantities for the Plant.

PlastikGas® Plant Production

What types of fuels are produced?

PlastikGas® Technology produces 6 fuels simultaneously, with a 100% yield,   which do not need to be refined further. Fuels Produced: Gasoline, Diesel, Kerosene, Paraffin, Coke, LPG

How much fuel is produced from plastic?

  • Production Capacity per 2 Ton Batch:
    256 gal of gasoline, 148 gal of diesel, 12 gal of  kerosene, 205 lbs. of paraffin, and 82 lbs. of coke
  • Production Capacity per 7 Ton Batch:
    896 gal of gasoline, 523 gal of diesel, 40 gal of kerosene, 700 lbs. of paraffin, 285 lbs. of coke
  • Production Capacity per 14 Ton Batch:
    1775 gal of gasoline, 1035 gal of diesel, 86 gal of kerosene, 1436 lbs of paraffin, 575 lbs of coke
  • Production Capacity per 35 Ton Batch:
    4438 gal of gasoline, 2589 gal of diesel, 207 gal of kerosine, 3590 lbs. of paraffin, 1436 lbs. of coke
  • Production Capacity per 75 Ton Batch:
    8806 gal of gasoline, 5548 gal of diesel, 443 gal of kerosine, 7693 lbs. of paraffin, 3077 lbs. of coke

What is the percent yield of each fuel?

Gasoline 48%, Diesel 28%, Kerosene 12%, Paraffin 5%, Petroleum Liquid Gas (PLG) 2% Coke

What is the quality of fuels produced?

Fuels Produced average :

 Gasoline – 102 Octane

 Diesel – 55 Cetane

Do you have fuel tests?

Yes, this proprietary information which requires an NDA.

Do you have a flow chart?

Yes, this is proprietary information which requires an NDA.

Can the plant operate with less plastic than its total capacity according to size?

Yes, however, your fuel production will be less than the capability of the plant and your operation costs will be the same, therefore, profits will be lower.

PlastikGas® Plant Process/Technology

Is the process pyrolysis?

No, pyrolysis is the decomposition of a compound by heat in the absence of oxygen.

Is the process pyrolysis?

No, pyrolysis is the decomposition of a compound by heat in the absence of oxygen.

What process do you use?

We offer a plastic to fuel conversion using our proprietary PlastikGas® Technology.  This is proprietary information which requires an NDA.

What catalysts do you use?

We do not use catalysts.

Do you have competitors?

We do not have any direct competitors. PlastikGas® Technology produces 6 fuels simultaneously, with a 100% yield, which do not need to be refined further. We can convert all 7 types of plastics and we do not use catalysts.

Yield (expressed as a percentage) represents the percent of finished product produced from input of product.

Our “competitors” can only produce Naphtha, not 6 fuels simultaneously with a 100% yield. They must use a chemical catalyst, which can cause cancer.  They are limited to only certain types of plastics and cannot convert all types of plastics. They produce emissions, they produce waste that must go into the landfill (not 100% yield). They are not cost effective because they must undergo a secondary refining process.  They are not self-sufficient and they do not operate in a closed loop system.

Naphtha, any of various volatile, highly flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures used chiefly as solvents and diluents and as raw materials for conversion to gasoline.

Raw Materials/Feedstock

What types of plastic can be used?

All 7 Types, excluding acrylics

  1. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET or PETE)
  2. High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC or Vinyl)
  3. Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  4. Polypropylene (PP)
  5. Polystyrene (PS or Styrofoam)
  6. Bisphenol A (excluding Acrylic)

What types of plastic can be used?

All 7 Types, excluding acrylics
 

  1. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET or PETE)
  2. High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC or Vinyl)
  3. Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  4. Polypropylene (PP)
  5. Polystyrene (PS or Styrofoam)
  6. Bisphenol A (excluding Acrylic)

Does the plastic have to be clean?

No, the plastic can have food content residue and label residue, however, the cleaner the plastic, the less coke is produced and the cleaner the transformer remains.

How does the plastic need to be received?

The plastic can be received as Raw, Granulated, Baled, or Loose.

A shredder/granulator is a required purchase to accompany the plant purchase. Shredders can be purchased with a magnet and spin mechanism to remove metals and debris.

Ultimately, the plant is designed to receive the plastic in granules which optimally will be mixed plastics, which will then be fed into the reformer.

What happens if non-plastic material is mixed in?

The plastic can have food content residue and label residue, however, the cleaner the plastic, the less coke is produced and the cleaner the transformer remains. The more contaminants in your plastic the lower the fuel production will be, your operation costs will be the same, therefore, profits will be lower.

Should the material be classified, and impurities separated before being put into the reactor?

Ultimately, the plant is designed to receive the plastic in granules which can be mixed plastics, which will then be fed into the reformer.

The plastic can have food content residue and label residue, however, the cleaner the plastic, the less coke is produced and the cleaner the transformer remains.

Plant Operations

What are the staffing requirements?

Each shift will include the following personnel:

Plant Manager, Industrial Engineering Manager, Industrial Maintenance Tech, Warehouse Tech I, Warehouse II, Front Gate Security, Pump Station Gate Security.

What are the staffing requirements?

Each shift will include the following personnel:

Plant Manager, Industrial Engineering Manager, Industrial Maintenance Tech, Warehouse Tech I, Warehouse II, Front Gate Security, Pump Station Gate Security.

What are the operation costs?

  • Cost of plastic
  • Electricity
  • Personnel
  • Royalties
  • Fuel Production Fee
  • Insurance

What does the monthly maintenance include?

This is proprietary information which requires an NDA

Do you have any estimates of the upfront costs of the campus buildup (the site work, buildings, roads, installation etc.)?

No, this is country specific and site specific.

What is the operating time of each of the plants? (In hours)

Plant Size Approximate Operating Time per Batch
  • 2 ton
  • 7 ton
  • 14 ton
  • 35 ton
  • 75 ton
  • 6 Hours
  • 8 Hours
  • 8 Hours
  • 12 Hours
  • 12 Hours

Warranty and Certifications

Does the plant come with a warranty?

Yes, we offer a one (1) year product/service warranty to over the products delivered, manufactured, configured, installed, and calibrated and are free from defects in workmanship

Does the plant come with a warranty?

Yes, we offer a one (1) year product/service warranty to over the products delivered, manufactured, configured, installed, and calibrated and are free from defects in workmanship

ASTM Standards

We confirm the diesel and gasoline products produced by our  PlastikGas Processing Plant meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) international standards.

ASTM fuel standards are the minimum accepted values for properties of the fuel to provide adequate customer satisfaction and/or protection.

ISO 9000

The PlastikGas Processing Plant meets certification standards in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001) standard in effect at the time of purchase.

ISO 9001 is among ISO’s best-known standards, and it defines the criteria for meeting a number of quality management principles.

UL142

The PlastikGas Processing Plant meets UL 142 standard certifications.

UL 142 includes requirements that cover shop-fabricated, steel aboveground storage tanks intended for noncorrosive, stable flammable and combustible liquids that have a specific gravity not exceeding 1.0 in aboveground applications.

VOC

We confirm and warrant that the emissions from the PlastikGas Processing Plant are free of particulate materials, including Volatile Organic Compound (“VOC”) and nitrogen oxides and do not exceed maximum permissible emission levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”).

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) means any compound of carbon, excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or carbonates, and ammonium carbonate, which participates in atmospheric photochemical reactions. VOCs can irritate the eyes, nose and throat, can cause difficulty breathing and nausea, and can damage the central nervous system as well as other organs. Some VOCs can cause cancer.

EPA

We confirm and warrant that the emissions from the PlastikGas Processing Plant do not exceed maximum permissible emission levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”).

Does the EPA regulate emissions?

Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), EPA sets limits on certain air pollutants, including setting limits on how much can be in the air anywhere in the United States. The Clean Air Act also gives EPA the authority to limit emissions of air pollutants coming from sources like chemical plants, utilities, and steel mills.

Do you have air emissions tests?

Yes, this is proprietary information that requires an NDA.

Do you have fuel certifications for the diesel and gasoline produced?

Yes, this is proprietary information that requires an NDA.

Licenses and Permits

Who is responsible for licenses and permits?

The buyer is responsible to obtain their own licenses and permits, however, PlastikGas will answer any questions to your permitting board to help facilitate the process.

Who is responsible for licenses and permits?

The buyer is responsible to obtain their own licenses and permits, however, PlastikGas will answer any questions to your permitting board to help facilitate the process.

What type of licenses and permits are needed to operate a PlastikGas® Plant?

The licenses and permits vary from country to country, however, here is a list of Permits required in the US:

  • Building Permit
  • Conditional Use Permit (CUP)
  • Fire Permit
  • Air Quality Permit
  • Hazardous Waste Permit
  • Fuel Storage Permit
  • Electrical Permit
  • Structural Permit
  • Greenhouse Gas Environmental Study
  • AQMD Air Permit – List as a mechanical operation
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

CEQA is intended to inform government decisionmakers and the public about the potential environmental effects of proposed activities and to prevent significant, avoidable environmental damage.