London based Cynar developed a technology that converts mixed waste plastics into liquid fuels such as diesel. The synthetic fuels are cleaner and low in sulphur. The Milwaukee, US based Rockwell Automation has worked with Cynar for the past 2 years developing engineering life cycle maintenance and process improvements of Cynar’s plant. The funding will enable the Rockwell to enter the design and building phase of the project.
Michael Murray, Cynar CEO and chairman said: “Our technology represents a unique and profitable way to significantly decrease the amount of end-of-life plastics that are disposed in landfills and incinerators. We’ll have a process technology solution that will enable us to rapidly deploy our technology globally.”
Terry Gebert, vice president and general manager of Rockwell Automation said: “This win is significant for us in the waste-to-energy market. It includes the design and build of process skids, automation architecture, software, power control and engineering/startup services in one fully integrated solution, using the Rockwell Automation PlantPAx™ process automation system.”
Mr Gebert added: “Our process knowledge, project management, domain expertise and global resources will help Cynar implement and operate a profitable, sustainable facility.”