About us

ABOUT US

Our Founders

Niels has a long background as an senior level Officer within the Renewable Industry and Large Scale Enterprise projects.
Niels Immerkjær
Partner
Jan has an international background from Operations, Logistic and the IT Industry.
Jan Mathorne
Partner

Plast2oil is an innovative company that develops and operates plants that convert recyclable waste plastic into carbon fuel, which is refined into new chemicals via our partners. We continuously try to adapt our plants to the environmental needs. This applies both to the products that we can transform, but also to the size of our plants, which range from a container solution to the large stationary industrial plant.

Jan Mathorne

Partner, Plast2oil ApS

We are a company focused on sustainable waste management

Sorting and Pretreatment

We typically get the plastic delivered from companies that collect waste from households. We sort the plastic, it becomes shredded and eventually dried before it is filled into silos.

Conversion Process

What happens in our plant is a chemical process where the plastic under high temperatures is chemically degraded. What comes out of the plant is carbon fuel, gas, and char.

Chemical Recycling

The carbon fuel which is the major output from our plant is refined by our strategic partners into new chemicals, new plastics, and diesel oil.

it is fundamental for our process

Pretreatment
of plastic

Shredding

We receive the plastic unsorted and therefore stones, metal and other items are sorted out before the plastic is divided into smaller fractions.

Drying

Our plants can handle a certain amount of pollution and therefore the plastic is not washed. On the other hand, the plastic is dried to reduce the water content as much as possible.

Granulate

The dried plastic is now run through a process where it is compressed into hard granules. This ensures an efficient filling of the silos and of the plant.

Pyrolysis Technology

Chemical fragmentation of the waste plastic​

The principle of our Business Model

This little cartoon shows in a simple and clear way what our processes are, from collecting the plastic to making carbon fuel. What can’t be seen in the video is that we subsequently get the oil refined for new chemicals which again are used for the production of new plastic.

OUTPUT

When the plastic is chemically degraded in our plant, other products are formed. The largest amount is carbon fuel, but gas, slag and heat are also generated.

Under the section on chemical recycling you can read what happens to the carbon fuel that is formed.

GAS

The gas produced in the plant is recirculated and drives the pyrolysis process. This means that no external energy supply is needed.

CHAR

The slag which is formed in the plant can be used in several different ways. It can be used in asphalt production and it can also be burnt and used for heating.

HEAT

The pyrolysis process gives off some heat which is used to dry the plastic, but it is also possible to use it in the district heating supply.

Chemical Recycling

Our plant produces carbon fuel of such a good quality that it can directly in a diesel engine. But we won’t stop there. When we want our oil to be transformed into new chemicals, it has several reasons:

The most important phases in Chemical Recycling

Below you can read about the most important steps in chemical recycling.

Collection

Our subcontractors collect and deliver waste plastic to our plants

Sorting

The plastic is sorted for other products such as stone and metal.

Converter

Our reactor converts the waste plastic into Carbon Fuel.

Refining

Our oil replaces crude oil which is pumped up from the underground.

Upgrade

The oil is upgraded to new plastic; chemicals and fuels.

End products

Plastics based on chemical recycling can be used without limitations.

Why Chemical Recycling

Circular economy

It accelerates circular economy and increases recycling rates by using a wider range of waste plastics than traditional mechanical recycling.

High quality end products

It produces high quality end products - new plastics, chemicals and fuel - that can be used as drop-in solutions in all current applications.

Independence

It reduces the dependence on crude oil imports and lowers the carbon footprint of the product.

Reduction of waste plastic

It supports global plastic waste reduction, helps phase out landfill, and it can create new jobs