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Clean Planet to produce marine fuel from plastic waste

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Clean Planet Energy has unveiled two new ultra-clean fuels manufactured to replace fossil fuels in the Marine industry.

The products branded under the banner of “Clean Planet Oceans” can provide CO2 reductions of over 75 percent. Both fuels are produced using non-recyclable waste plastics.

Clean Planet Oceans includes an ultra-clean Marine Residual Fuel and a premium Marine Distillate Fuel.

In addition to the 75 percent CO2 reduction, a significant benefit of these new fuels is the notable decrease in NOx (Nitrogen Dioxide) and SOx (Sulphur Oxide) emissions. NOx and SOx are some of the most common air-pollutants from the burning of fossil fuels and are estimated to be globally responsible for 9,000 daily deaths. Clean Planet’s fuels can reduce sulphur emissions by 1,500x when compared to the latest, stringent IMO regulations.

“Clean Planet Energy’s Marine Residual Fuel has a sulphur content of just 35ppm, and Clean Planet Energy’s Marine Distillate has a sulphur content of just 3ppm. This means that ships using Clean Planet Ocean’s marine distillate fuel can reduce sulphur pollution by over 1500x compared to ships using fossil fuel without a scrubber, and by more than 10,000x compared to ships with a scrubber”.

Clean Planet Energy’s CTO, Dr. Andrew Odjo.

The UK based renewable energy company will produce these ultra-clean circular fuels inside their ecoPlants. A Clean Planet ecoPlant can accept and convert non-recyclable waste-plastics, that would otherwise be heading to incineration, landfill, or the oceans. According to data sourced by parties including the US EPA and the World Economic Forum, this year 203 million tonnes of plastic will become non-recyclable waste, meaning that the Clean Planet process not only reduces CO2 emissions and air pollutants, but also tackles the plastic crisis too.

Currently Clean Planet have two ecoPlants in construction phase, with another 4 in development and have a mission to build ecoPlants to process over 1 million tonnes of waste plastics per annum. A standard Clean Planet ecoPlant can process 20,000 metric tonnes of waste plastics every year.

Anela Dokso

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