Rockwell Automation Lands Contract to Build Plastic-to-Fuel Plant

Plant will be built at Sita UK’s facility in Bristol, U.K.

April 2, 2012
Recycling Today Staff

Cynar Plc has awarded an $11 million contract to Rockwell Automation to design and build a new end-of-life, plastic-to-fuel conversion plant at a facility in Bristol, U.K. The plant is being built for Sita UK Ltd., a Cynar customer and partner in the development.

Cynar, based in London, has developed a conversion technology that converts end-of-life plastics into fuel.

“Our technology represents a unique and profitable way to significantly decrease the amount of end-of-life plastics that are disposed of in landfills and incinerators,” says Michael Murray, Cynar Plc’s CEO and chairman. “Rockwell Automation strengthens our technology by providing complete design, engineering life-cycle maintenance and local support. We’ll have a process technology solution that will enable us to rapidly deploy our technology globally.”

“This win is significant for us in the waste-to-energy market,” says Terry Gebert, vice president and general manager, Rockwell Automation Global Solutions. “It includes the design and build of process skids, automation architecture, software, power control and engineering/startup services in one fully integrated solution, using the Rockwell Automation PlantPAx Process Automation System. Our process knowledge, project management, domain expertise and global resources will help Cynar implement and operate a profitable, sustainable facility.”