Background of technology
Quantafuel delivers technology for production of advanced environmentally friendly fuels and chemicals to the plastic industry.
Quantafuel’s core technology is catalysis. Quantafuel’s proprietary catalytic systems are tailored to fit different chemical processes converting materials containing low-value carbon into high-quality synthetic fuels.
Quantafuel combines its own technology with “state of the art and science” equipment from other technology vendors to assemble production plants with superior product quality, conversion factors and cost.
QF PtL Plant (Plastic to Liquid fuel)
While the supply of plastic waste as raw material is abundant, it will not, even in theory, be enough to cover the demand for fuel or chemicals in the foreseeable future.
Today, the QF process produces four different products. These are ash fraction (70wt% carbon), light fraction, C6 – C12, diesel fraction, C11 to C21, and heavy fraction, C20 to C28. The approximate amount of the different fractions relative to plastic feed are; ash – 10 wt%, light fraction – 16 wt%, diesel fraction – 56 wt% and heavy fraction – 8 wt%.
All fractions may be used to produce chemicals of some form. So far, QF has focused on the diesel fraction and the light fraction. The light fraction may be used to produce plastic monomers and chemicals like benzene, toluene, xylene, mesitylene, indene etc. The ash may have several uses like addition to asphalt, source for carbon black and others. The heavy fraction may be used as Marine Gas Oil, source for plastic monomers and for chemicals.