"Phoenix's plastic to fuels project"

Engineering Project of the Year Award 2016

(2nd Place Winner)


Plastic waste recovery is a largely untapped resource of renewable energy for Canada.  Phoenix’s plastic waste to fuel technology is able to convert any plastic waste into pump-ready fuels, namely gasoline and diesel fuel, which meet and exceed North American standards. This will help offset and reduce the demand for fossil fuels exploration and refinery, which contributes greatly to GHG emissions. 

Our technology involves a low temperature “pyrolysis” process that transforms plastic wastes into ready to use fuel products. Our innovative closed loop system does not produce any secondary contamination to the environment. The only emission in the process is water-vapour and a minute amount of CO2; less than what a bakery produces. The only solid residue is carbon black powder, which can be sold and used in printer toner or as filler for tires.