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CDP Waste2Energy has developed an innovative process (patent pending) in its purpose-designed plants to produce renewable, commercially viable quantities of high grade synthetic diesel.

Process Guarantee

The CDP Waste2Energy system is efficient, effective and backed by a formal Process Guarantee (underwritten by an international insurer) that guarantees the achievement stated production levels and diesel quality.

CDP Waste2Energy system plants, which have been designed and engineered to minimise the risk of blockages and other production interruptions, provide upto 7,500 hours of operation per annum.

The process can be scaled to suit small mobile units or large refinery-sized plants capable of converting large volumes of biomass and fossil fuel derived materials into high grade synthetic diesel. Synthetic diesel can be used in existing diesel engines without modifications or mixed with petrodiesel. It is especially clean burning, and can be formulated for good cold weather performance and fuel system lubricity.

The input residual material can be a mixture of:

  • Biomass such as paper, cellulose, fats, wood and organic squeezing residues; and
  • Fossil fuel derived materials e.g. plastics, oils, bitumen and rubber

Therefore, the waste streams can include:

  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Construction and Industrial (C&I) waste
  • All kinds of plastics and synthetics (PVC, PP, PET etc.)
  • Biomass (waste plant material), wood, bioderived residues like leaves, straw
  • Animal waste
  • Coal, crude oil, bitumen, old tyres and refinery residues
  • Waste oil, fat and bio solids

A conversion process can be used at the location where organic wastes are produced, thereby greatly reducing transport costs and operations. The diesel that is produced can be used on site as a “drop in” diesel (which does not require blending) for fuelling fleet vehicles – trucks, buses, cars – industrial equipment and electricity generation.

Key steps in the CDP Waste2Energy process are:

  • Catalyst and feedstock preparation - a bespoke system designed by CDP Waste2Energy specifically for waste streams particular to a project
  • Introduction of feedstock stream into one or more process vessels
  • Processing of the feedstock streams in the presence of a catalyst within the process vessel, under low temperature and slight vacuum, in order to produce intermediate feedstock streams. Unlike other technologies, the low temperatures and low pressures in the CDP Waste2Energy process do not produce harmful gases or odours
  • Treatment of the resulting diesel, as required

Process Credibility

CDP Waste2Energy has undertaken significant testing to ensure credibility of its process, including:

  • Independent emissions testing reports
  • Academic research in collaboration with the University of Queensland
  • Partnerships with credible and reputable international multi-disciplined corporations to ensure effective project development that takes into account local community, cultural and environmental sensitivities, and other key local considerations
  • Transparency through the publication of research and testing results carried out under the academic scrutiny of the University of Queensland
  • Process Guarantee supported by engineers and underwritten by international insurers to provide a guarantee fuel volumes and quality

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