Tag Archives: Plastics to Oil

Plastics-to-oil technologies could add $9 billion to U.S. economy, says new report

Isn’t it time we stop burying our non-recycled plastics? Our society is always looking for new, alternative energy sources. Energy is not only vital to most everything we do, it helps to create jobs and enables economic growth. On this blog, for example, we’ve discussed how recovering non-recycled plastics and turning them into energy has […]

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Governing Magazine profiles Ohio’s energy recovery success story

States are looking for ways to encourage investment in alternative energy and improve their state’s environmental footprint – from keeping valuable materials out of landfills to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. With these goals in mind, many states are interested in waste-to-energy conversion technologies, and are reviewing and updating the relevant policies and regulatory frameworks to […]

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New plastics-to-oil technologies alliance revs up

Are used plastics poised to become the new black gold? The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division recently announced the launch of a new group whose members are developing commercial scale technologies for converting non-recycled used plastics into crude oil and other petroleum based products (read full press release). The new Plastics-to-Oil Technologies Alliance is working […]

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Energy recovery ‘powers’ conference in Florida

Engineers know that technologies that recover energy from waste are already quietly working to generate heat, power and fuel every day, all year round. But in April, energy recovery was in the spotlight, garnering attention from industry, government and academics at the largest waste-to-energy conference in North America. Speakers at the conference described exciting business […]

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Experts and business leaders to Congress: Encourage more investment in energy recovery

Very recently, ACC hosted a policy forum on Capitol Hill (video) to discuss the importance of recovering energy from waste in strengthening our nation’s energy security. Last week, I wrote about the opening remarks from our keynote speakers Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Congressman Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA). This week, I’d like to focus on […]

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Innovators in energy recovery technologies, Agilyx and Covanta take home major awards

Companies involved in recovering energy from waste are getting noticed for their contributions to energy creation and environmental protection. Recently, Agilyx Corporation and Covanta Energy were recognized for their efforts to reduce the volume of waste going to landfill and to reduce carbon emissions through energy recovery technologies. Agilyx, which has developed technology to economically […]

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Resource Recycling magazine identifies up-and-comers in energy recovery

As a lead-up to the Plastics Recycling Conference, March 20-21 in Atlanta, Georgia, Resource Recycling magazine took time to highlight up-and-comers in the exciting, emerging field of energy recovery technology. In particular, developments in so called “Plastics to Oil” technology are happening fast, and are sure to be a major topic of discussion at the […]

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