Vadxx Energy Plans Plastic-to-Oil Facility in Cleveland

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

April 12, 2013

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Vadxx Energy Plans Plastic-to-Oil Facility in Cleveland

Vadxx Energy plans to open a facility in Cleveland that will convert plastic waste to oil.

The facility, which will cost between $12 million and $20 million, will process 20,000 tons of plastic waste annually, using pyrolysis to convert the material to a synthetic crude oil, says Jim Garrett, CEO of the Cleveland-based company, in an interview.

Garrett says he expects the facility to come online by the second quarter of 2014 and be able to produce 100,000 barrels of non-biodegradable oil. The facility will cover 10,000 square feet and employ 17, with a new office for the firm that will employ 10.

Overland Park, Kan.-based Rockwell Automation is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor, Garrett says.


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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