PLASTIC CONVERSION NETWORK [PCN]
The Plastic Conversion Network ensures a globally balanced, sustained supply of plastic waste to Clean-Seas PCN facilities for conversion to valuable commodities, with delivery to demand markets, maintaining complete transparency throughout the supply / delivery chain.
Plastic waste inputs to the PCN process include all types of plastic (#1-7), including bulky and difficult-to-handle plastics that are not readily recyclable by traditional methods.
Clean-Seas PCN facilities process the waste plastic using innovative, technologies like pyrolysis.
Outputs of the PCN process include commodities like ultra-low sulphur diesel, carbon black (char), industrial oils, and hydrogen.
Although plastic waste may enter the network from any origin, the PCN is designed to ensure developed nations’ compliance with the Basel Convention, which regulates the transfer of waste (including plastics) from more-developed nations to less-developed nations.
As a solutions provider, Clean-Seas contracts with a number of best-in-class technology partners. After careful needs and market assessments, Clean-Seas deploys a solution tailored to each situation.
Pyrolysis is a “no-burn” process, breaking down materials into their chemical constituents by applying high pressure and high temperature in the absence of oxygen.
This process generates precursor materials that can be used to produce fuels, lubricants, and other value-added products. It is important to note that pyrolysis is not incineration, which requires oxygen and can generate emissions and harmful byproducts.
A typical pyrolysis installation supplied by Clean-Seas and its partners is a self-contained manufacturing facility that processes organic or inorganic waste and outputs industrial materials, fuels and electricity. The facility powers itself and needs external power only to start up.
The Clean-Seas pyrolysis process produces valuable products including ultra-low sulfur diesel, char, and as market demand and infrastructure allows, AquaH™ hydrogen.
The carbon impact of converting plastic waste into fuels, including ultra-low sulfur diesel is considerably less than traditional manufacturing methods that greatly impact the environment during discovery, extraction and refinement.
HYDROGEN - AquaH™
Because of hydrogen’s advantages over fossil fuels and competitiveness against batteries, establishing a hydrogen economy is a priority for many governments around the world as part of their net zero policies.
The Hydrogen Council and McKinsey report that more than 30 countries “have concrete hydrogen strategies and have allocated $76 billion of government funding” as of July 2021 , with 359 large-scale projects announced globally.
Hydrogen is the ultimate green fuel – when it combusts or is consumed in a fuel cell, it generates water vapor as its exhaust, with zero greenhouse or toxic emissions.
Hydrogen has a greater energy density than batteries, offering longer mileage, weighing less and taking up less space
Hydrogen vehicles can be refueled in minutes compared to hours-long recharging of batteries
Batteries that use toxic metals (e.g. cobalt, nickel, lithium) and degrade with usage, can be supplanted by hydrogen fuel cells
DIVERSION AND CONVERSION
CONVERTING PLASTIC WASTE TO CLEAN ENERGY
Clean-Seas is providing solutions to deal with existing plastic waste that can not be recycled, diverting it from landfills or incineration and converting it into valuable commodities preventing this waste from being discarded into waterways, oceans, landfills or the environment.
Clean-Seas is committed to aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including the initiatives focused on: