Promeco for Mechanical and Chemical Recycling


About Promeco
Promeco was esthabilished in 1996, in Como, Italy and we manufacture, on unique proprietary technology, plants and equipment for waste recycling, material recovery or production of finished goods.
We began with pure engineering in the 1990s and moved to construction of single machinery to be used in our plants and process and now we can develop tailored solutions to specific requirements.

We have now about 25 years of experience in technologies for waste recycling and recovery of materials.
Our business is about :

  • Engineering
  • R&D
  • Manufacturing of machinery and turn key plants for waste recycling:
    • Mechanical recycling of plastics and many other materials
    • Chemical recycling for plastics since 2008

Why are you stepping into chemical recycling
Because we were looking for innovative technology to endlessly recycle all plastic waste for a more sustainable and circular economy. We were looking for a reliable alternative to landfill and incinerators for mixed post-consumer plastic waste, which is the most increasing waste worldwide.
We developed a solution for waste plastics that currently cannot be recycled mechanically, e.g. multilayer, multi-material, coloured or film plastics

We have been developping chemical recycling since 2008 when we engineered our “plastic to fuel” plant, which is about the cathalitic conversion of waste plastics into fuel oil, coke and gas.

Our technology is based on cathalitic cracking, which is an improvement of the pyrolysis method.
We use and additive that breaks the complex hydrocarbons into simpler molecules while the temperature conditions reduce to 300-400 degrees and lower pressures of 10-20 psi.
Quantity of yield also increases to almost 80%

What are you offering in chemical recycling
The Promeco patented plastic to fuel plant, that is an high efficiency and continuos process in recycling plastic waste.

The Feedstock is made of post-consumer mixed waste plastics.
The plant is capable of recycling approximately 30 metric tons of plastic waste per day.
Which is about 1,5 ton per hour.

Feedstock features: polymer 80%
Moisture 10%
Not polymer 10%

Yield: 1 kg of polymer = 1litre of hydrocarbon fuel = 5000 kW/H OF ENERGY

The products from out plastic to fuel plant are:
Fuel Oil – that can be directly used as furnace oil and blending for use in generators, pumps, boilers, and marine bunker fuel or can be added to the plastic manufacturing blend
LPG – To generate electricity using power generators
Coke – to be used as solid fuel for burning

The Quality of the output is dependent on the quality of the materials processed. This material should be pre-processed and cleaned, and for this purpose, Promeco can offer the pre-processing plant too.

  • The feedstock we use is available in every country
  • The process has a low environmental impact
  • There are no CO2 (Carbon dioxide) emissions

The products is high efficient and with high profitability
It is a sustainable alternative to fossil derived fuel and replaces crude oil

Such waste plastic-derived fuel can be delivered to a third party plastic manufacturing company to be added to the blend for plastic production in order to have a greener product.

It is used to partly replace crude oil as refinery raw material. The refinery processes can turn the “liquefied” waste plastic into raw material for new plastics and chemicals.

The plastics and chemicals based on chemical recycling are of high quality and can replace products based on virgin fossil resources in any application.
Plastics based on chemical recycling can be used without limitations in several applications.

Visit the Promeco website.

Promeco is partner of the 2020 edition conference.

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What is chemical recycling / pyrolysis?

Chemical recycling today often refers to technologies that can be classed depending on the level at which they break down the plastic waste. Concretely, the technologies can be divided into 3 types:

  • Solvent-based purification. Comprises technologies that go down to the polymer stage. They are capable of decontaminating the plastic but cannot address its degradation. They work only with monostreams (PVC, PS, PE, PP).
  • Chemical depolymerisation. Chemical process which turns the plastics back into their monomers. Allows for decontamination but not addressing degradation. Only works with monostreams (PET, PU, PA, PLA, PC, PHA, PEF).
  • Thermal depolymerisation and cracking (pyrolysis and gasification) are energy-intensive processes which turn the polymers back into simpler molecules. They are capable of decontaminating polymers and, by bringing plastic back to its original building blocks, addressing the degradation of the material. These technologies can deal with more than one monomer at a time and are also capable of producing fuels. This raises the need for strict regulatory controls to prevent plastic being turned into fuel in lieu of recycling.
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Port of Rotterdam and Black Bear Carbon join forces

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Black Bear Carbon announced that it aims to develop its next Tire-to-Carbon-Black-Upcycling-Plant at the port of Rotterdam.

Over the past months, ‘Black Bear Carbon’, the leading company in recovering high quality carbon black (rCB) from end-of life tire, explored multiple locations in the Netherlands for a new tire-carbonization plant.

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