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Low Cost Feed Flexible Plastics Reuse (LCFFPR)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: ARPA-E
Contract: DE-AR0001363
Agency Tracking Number: 1954-1626
Amount: $139,554.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: K
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001954
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-01-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-10-10
Small Business Information
135 Nicholson Lane
San Jose, CA 95134
United States
DUNS: 183365410
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tahmina  Imam
 (408) 328-8304
Business Contact
 Alexander Kelly
Phone: (408) 328-8311
Research Institution

The growing challenge of plastic waste accumulation in the US, and throughout the world, requires an immediate and innovative solution. A solution that would help to mitigate the ever growing plastic waste problem, while utilizing the abundant latent energy in plastic waste to produce liquid fuel, would not only help the US with its plastics reuse capability, but would add to the $5 Billion oil market. Under the proposed project, Altex Technologies Corporation will develop a novel process, system design, and catalyst, to convert all types of plastic polymers, rubber, composites, and paper, to refinery grade crude oil. Altex will demonstrate end-to-end plastics to liquid-fuel production, in a continuous mode, at prototype scale, and will produce a process design. The test data will be used to produce a Technoeconomic and Life Cycle Analysis for a 500 TPD plastics feed plant. The proposed Low Cost Feed Flexible Plastics Reuse (LCFFPR) technology is particularly innovative, because it is feed flexible and can handle all types of plastics, targets a high liquid fuel yield, and applies an innovative single step process approach, resulting in minimal unit operations. These features enable low capital cost and easy scalability. The LCFFPR technology uses combined thermochemical conversion and contaminants pretreatment, with a novel product stabilization process, to produce a liquid fuel similar to crude oil, which can be put through refinery distillation towers, to produce gasoline, jet fuel and diesel.

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