Akron-based Polyflow will build a 2.5-ton capacity semiwork processor, initially to demonstrate the consistency of Polyflow’s new process, the Ohio university said on its website. The construction will take 18 months.
The Ohio state controlling board has approved the release of $1 million in Third Frontier money to Polyflow and $600,000 to YSU for the project.
Polyflow developed a technology that allows recycling of mixed dirty plastics and rubber waste. The technology is able to produce gasoline and diesel fuel.
YSU is collaborating on the project and will use its funding to establish a fuel analysis and testing laboratory.