Updated permit will allow the company to double the amount of plastic scrap it can process per hour.
JBI Inc., headquartered in Thorold, Ontario, has received a modification to its Solid Waste Management Permit by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for its Plastic2Oil (P2O) technology.
According to JBI, the amendment effectively allows the P2O processors at the company’s Niagara Falls, N.Y., facility to operate at a rate of up to 4,000 pounds of plastic feedstock per machine per hour, which is an increase from the previously permitted level of 2,000 pounds.
“I’m grateful to the NYSDEC for their continued support of the P2O technology,” says John Bordynuik, JBI’s founder and chief of technology. “This is a significant step in the evolution of the P2O technology and can support future permitting processes with our commercial deployment.”
“We are excited to receive this permit modification as it represents a key component in achieving the company’s growth plan,” says JBI CEO Kevin Rauber.
The amendment to the company’s solid waste permit was preceded by an upgraded air permit issued by the NYSDEC earlier this year.
JBI’s project involves recycling unsorted, unwashed, waste plastic into ultra-clean, ultra-low sulphur fuel without the need for refinement.