The patented Cynar Thermal Anaerobic Conversion Technology (TAC) consists of the efficient and
effective conversion of end of life plastics to alternative liquid transport fuels.
Suitable end of life plastics are pre-processed to reduce size and remove contaminants or non-plastic
materials from the feedstock. The shredded plastics and are then loaded via a hot melt in-feed
system directly into main chambers. Agitation commences to even the temperature and homogenise
the feedstocks. TAC then commences and the plastic becomes a vapour. Non-plastic materials fall to
the bottom of the chamber.
The vapour from the chambers passes into the contactor, which knocks back the long chained
carbons and allows the required condensable vapours to pass into the distillation column. The
system diverts the non-condensable synthetic gas through a scrubber and then back into the
furnaces to heat the chambers. The condensable vapours are then converted in the distillation
column to produce lite oil and raw diesel. The lite oil is put into storage. The raw diesel is passed to
the vacuum distillation column to be further refined to produce diesel, kerosene and lite oil; the
distillates then pass into the recovery tanks.
The TAC system is the prime chamber, which performs the essential functions of homogenisation and
controlled decomposition in a single process. TAC requires minimal maintenance and produces a
consistent quality distillate from end of life plastic.