PK Clean Opens Plastic Waste-to-Energy Plant

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

May 31, 2013

1 Min Read
PK Clean Opens Plastic Waste-to-Energy Plant

PK Clean has opened a plastic waste-to-fuel plant in Salt Lake City.

The company, also based in Salt Lake City, said in a news release that the plant is the first commercial-scale, continuous plastic-to-oil facility in North America.

The plant converts 20,000 pounds of plastic, numbers 3-7, into about 2,500 gallons of oil per day. PK Clean believes the plant’s capacity is ideal for many recyclers, and its size can be customized.

The output can be customized by fuel type, including diesel. The processor can be easily co-located at customer sites, as it takes up only 300 square feet. And its continuous design allow for a low operating and capital cost.

The company was founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. PK Clean is evaluating sites for future plants nationwide.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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