Chrysalis 40 - Turning plastic waste into a source of energy and employment in developing countries
Earthwake created a low-tech pyrolizer capable of turning plastic waste into energy: the Chrysalis 40. The device combines two technologies: pyrolysis and distillation. Pyrolisis is combustion without oxygen that melts plastic waste. Once distilled and cooled, plastic is turned into diesel, gasoline, and gas. Gas is then reused to power the machine. The Chrysalis only recycles polyethylene and polypropylene, which represent 70% of non-recycled plastics. Therefore, Earthwake's solution is complementary to mechanical recycling. Chrysalis 40 represents a mobile, self-sufficient, and profitable alternative able to transform 40 kg of plastics per cycle into 40L of diesel fuel. Chrysalis 40 aims to create a local circular economic model, by providing alternatives to landfilling and incineration, especially in communities that need it most.
Transforms plastic waste into high value pure products like solvents, waxes and oils instead of using traditional fossil fuels
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