Clean Planet Energy has released details of two new fuels manufactured for use in any ship or vessel. Both fuels are produced using non-recyclable waste plastics as the feedstock, therefore removing waste, which would otherwise go to incineration, landfill or into our oceans.
The UK based renewable energy company will produce these ultra-clean circular fuels inside its ecoPlants, which can accept and convert non-recyclable waste-plastics. According to data sourced by parties including the US EPA and the World Economic Forum, this year 203 million tonnes of plastic will become non-recyclable waste, meaning that the Clean Planet process not only reduces CO2e emissions and air pollutants, but also tackles the plastic crisis too.
“There is currently no legitimate and scaled alternative compared to using carbon-based fuels in the Marine and Aviation sector. Whereas cars are moving to electric, the lifespan of large vessels means we’ll be stuck using fossil fuel engines for many years to come. By using non-recyclable waste plastics as a feedstock for fuels in these industries, we can reduce the daily CO2e emissions by 75 percent, keep fossil-oil in the ground, and win valuable time in the world’s battle to hit net-zero carbon emissions,” said Clean Planet Energy’s CTO, Dr. Andrew Odjo.
Currently Clean Planet have two ecoPlants in construction phase, with another fpour in development and have a mission to build ecoPlants to process over 1 million tonnes of waste plastics per annum. A standard Clean Planet ecoPlant can process 20,000 metric tonnes of waste plastics every year.