|By Marketwired .||
|January 3, 2013 11:15 PM EST||
VACOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/04/13 -- Klean Industries Inc. ("Klean") a Canadian Energy Solutions Company announces its intent to collaborate with The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") to recover energy, chemicals and oil from end-of-life waste plastics that would otherwise be sent to landfill. This supports Dow's drive to improve the sustainability profile of plastic packaging, it plans to collaborate with Klean on the possibility of developing low impact recovery facilities across North America.
The two companies have extended a three year letter of intent which allows them to combine proprietary technologies, knowledge and resources to provide "best in class" solutions for end-of-life mixed plastics. The recovery of waste plastics for their energy value provides an opportunity to reduce dependence on fossil fuels while recovering a valuable resource. Klean's advanced thermal conversion technology, which has been developed and used commercially in Japan captures the inherent value in oil rich packaging plastics.
Jesse Klinkhamer, Chief Executive Officer of Klean Industries said, "There is a global opportunity with the ever increasing amounts of plastic waste and we are pleased to provide a solution for dealing with it." Dow recently visited the world's largest plastics-to-oil recycling plant in Japan with Klean, whose company owns the technology IP. Jeff Wooster, Dow's Global Sustainability Leader, Performance Plastics said, "After years of research in the technology market place and visiting many facilities around the globe, Klean's technology is clearly a leader." Of the 50 tonne per day plant Wooster added, "This is the only technology we have seen that has consistently operated for over a decade on a commercial scale." Even more impressive is the fact that the facility Dow visited processed mixed plastics, including plastics such as PET and PVC at up to 20% of the in-feed supply in addition to the more predominant polyethylene, polypropylene, and polystyrene while at the same time the facility also produced over 4MWe of green electricity.
With millions of tonnes of end-of-life plastic currently being landfilled and the ability to recover approximately 950 litres of oil (depending on the plastics) from a tonne of mixed plastic waste, Klean believes there is potential for many such facilities around the globe. In addition to mechanical recycling there is a need for complementary methods to reclaim value from used packaging and there is a tangible market opportunity to increase the sustainability of end-of-life plastic packaging.
"With Klean's expertise in plastic recycling technologies and their unique market understanding, we look forward to working with Klean on this exciting opportunity," said Jeff Wooster.
Klean proprietary technologies have been in commercial operation for over 30 years and are able to process a wide variety of polymer waste such as plastics and tires and other post-industrial materials. Oil based waste streams such as end-of-life plastics are converted into high grade liquid fuels, syngas, electricity and nano-scale carbon black fillers that are compatible with customers' existing end uses and product formulations, making these products simple to integrate into new or existing products throughout the supply chain. These products help companies achieve sustainability goals, while helping manage the high cost of non-renewable raw materials.
"Klean's primary customer base includes energy utilities, waste management companies, manufacturing businesses and government bodies across North America and Europe who see Energy Recovery as an important part of the hierarchy of Integrated Resource Management. This effort is part of our broader technology approach at Klean, aimed at providing sustainable energy products and solutions without environmental compromise. Our collaboration with Dow is a critical step in realizing our goal of "100% Recycling and Recovery of End-of-Life Packaging," said Jesse Klinkhamer.
Klean is an environmentally conscious industrial energy company focused on providing renewable energy, resource-recovery and recycling solutions. Klean is a specialized international company using advanced proprietary technologies and know-how to develop projects that provide environmentally beneficial solutions to energy and waste-management challenges using unique low-carbon-footprint technologies and solutions. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and is committed to solving problems large and small in a commercially viable and environmentally responsible manner using proven technologies. Klean's vertically-integrated approach turns wide variety of waste streams into domestic energy, sustainable green commodities and new jobs. For more information about Klean and our gasification and pyrolysis technologies or to receive project and general systems information please visit the "Plant Quotations" section of our website.
Klean Industries Inc.
The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow. In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect of DevOps continuous test solutions at Spirent Communications, explained the best practices of continuous testing at high scale, which is rele...
Feb. 22, 2017 03:15 AM EST Reads: 5,443
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Feb. 22, 2017 03:00 AM EST Reads: 1,986
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
Feb. 22, 2017 02:45 AM EST Reads: 1,965
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Feb. 22, 2017 02:00 AM EST Reads: 12,938
"A lot of times people will come to us and have a very diverse set of requirements or very customized need and we'll help them to implement it in a fashion that you can't just buy off of the shelf," explained Nick Rose, CTO of Enzu, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Feb. 22, 2017 01:45 AM EST Reads: 6,005
As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and micro services. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your contain...
Feb. 22, 2017 01:30 AM EST Reads: 3,489
Feb. 22, 2017 01:30 AM EST Reads: 4,091
"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Feb. 22, 2017 01:15 AM EST Reads: 5,491
Who are you? How do you introduce yourself? Do you use a name, or do you greet a friend by the last four digits of his social security number? Assuming you don’t, why are we content to associate our identity with 10 random digits assigned by our phone company? Identity is an issue that affects everyone, but as individuals we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ben Klang, Founder & President of Mojo Lingo, discussed the impact of technology on identity. Sho...
Feb. 22, 2017 12:30 AM EST Reads: 5,293
Information technology (IT) advances are transforming the way we innovate in business, thereby disrupting the old guard and their predictable status-quo. It’s creating global market turbulence. Industries are converging, and new opportunities and threats are emerging, like never before. So, how are savvy chief information officers (CIOs) leading this transition? Back in 2015, the IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a market study that included the findings from over 1,800 CIO interviews ...
Feb. 22, 2017 12:30 AM EST Reads: 1,611
"Operations is sort of the maturation of cloud utilization and the move to the cloud," explained Steve Anderson, Product Manager for BMC’s Cloud Lifecycle Management, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Feb. 21, 2017 10:45 PM EST Reads: 1,804
Due of the rise of Hadoop, many enterprises are now deploying their first small clusters of 10 to 20 servers. At this small scale, the complexity of operating the cluster looks and feels like general data center servers. It is not until the clusters scale, as they inevitably do, when the pain caused by the exponential complexity becomes apparent. We've seen this problem occur time and time again. In his session at Big Data Expo, Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ...
Feb. 21, 2017 10:00 PM EST Reads: 8,762
"I think that everyone recognizes that for IoT to really realize its full potential and value that it is about creating ecosystems and marketplaces and that no single vendor is able to support what is required," explained Esmeralda Swartz, VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud at Ericsson, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Feb. 21, 2017 09:45 PM EST Reads: 653
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
Feb. 21, 2017 09:30 PM EST Reads: 698
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Feb. 21, 2017 09:15 PM EST Reads: 680