PLASTIC WASTE RECOVERY PROJECT

Enviro lieskovec

Environmental transformation of mixed plastic waste into petroleum fractions and its subsequent use in cogeneration units

The processing of plastic waste produces carbohydrate fractions – a raw material often used in refinery industry and in the production of carbohydrate solvents, but more importantly, it is an integral component of alternative diesel fuels and fuel oils.

Our technology allows us to use plastic waste for production of electric energy and heat in so-called ‘plastic power plants’. The alternative fuels produced by depolymerization of plastic waste powers diesel aggregates, specially designed to produce electricity and heat also in the outermost areas, which are not interesting to distributors, but nevertheless are inhabited by people, who produce waste that can now be recycled and used thanks to our technology. This practical and meaningful use of plastic waste along with the increasing environmental consciousness can help fuel the missing motivation for people in regions to separate waste.

The project has received financial support from the Recycling Fund of Slovak Republic.


PROJECT MILESTONES

The preparations for the realisation of the project aimed at processing of plastic waste began in 2007 when the company has signed a contract with Pintér&Tokarz T-technology Ltd. to supply PCP 700 system, consisting of 4 reactors.

2008

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Processing of project documentation and implementation preparation.

2009

Development of halls in the Centre for plastic waste recovery in Lieskovec pri Zvolene, installation of technology, securing of permits and certificates.

2010

Obtaining final building approval for storage for plastic waste, administrative buildings, and utility networks.

2011

Operating the centre in trial-mode and technology optimisation. Formation of an international and interdisciplinary team of developers and the kick-off of our own research aimed at optimisation and regulation of the process for recovery of the plastic waste.

2012

Obtaining final building approval for the production hall and the technology, and putting it into service. Preparations for centre intensification project with considerable changes based on our own research and development.

2013

The centre was in continuous operation, while optimisations have been made based on the results of our own research and development. The first stage of the centre intensification project was initiated – construction of technological line for preparation of raw materials (sorting, crushing, drying, and automatic distribution to the depolymerisation reactors). Laying the groundwork for following stages of the centre intensification project including a considerable development in the depolymerization technology, as well as starting preparations for projects aimed at the expansion of the plastic waste storage and the product storage.

2014

Intensifying process of depolymerisation of plastic waste on one PCP facility. The other facility is in continuous operation. Implementation of the project aimed at the expansion of the plastic waste storage and the product storage.

2015

Continued implementation of the depolymerization intensification project and the project aimed at the expansion of storage capacity. The company name is changed to Enviro Lieskovec a.s.

2016

Termination of the depolymerization intensification project and the project aimed at the expansion of storage capacity. Placing the facility into service and further optimisation of its functions. Preparations for the project of cogeneration electricity and heat production based on the energy value of the products. On 15.7.2016 a major fire has taken place, which has destroyed all technology units and a considerable part of the building complex.

2017

Revitalisation of the centre after the fire, pursuit of a strategic partner for the continuation of the project. Development of foreign activities for new projects aimed at processing of waste and securing of energetic independence of regions in countries of Eastern Europe.