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Agilyx
Private Company

Agilyx is an alternative energy company that converts waste plastics into synthetic crude oil through an environmentally positive process.

Beaverton, Oregon, United States, North America




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A New Player In Oil: The Garbage Dump

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A New Player In Oil: The Garbage Dump
Mar 15, 2012

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelkanellos/2012/03/15/a-new-player-in-oil-the-garbage-dump/#5dc6e2197f22

Chris Ulum, chief executive at Agilyx, says he knows a place where crude oil can be extracted economically, easily and in an environmentally friendly manner.

It’s called the municipal dump.

The Beaverton, Oregon-based company cooks dirty plastics into hydrocarbons that can be subsequently converted into diesel, jet fuel or other petrochemicals. The company has produced over 250,000 gallons at its prototype facility over three years.

By the end of 2013, landfill owners on three continents will be producing millions of gallons of fuel with manufacturing modules supplied by Agilyx. Even if oil drops to $65 a barrel, many of these trash barons will be able to turn a profit, he adds. Roughly 8.5 pounds of plastic can generate a gallon of fuel.


“All we are really doing is reclaiming hydrocarbons,” Ulum said. “No one can accumulate waste indefinitely.”

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Hmmmm . . . 2012 . . Wonder how they've been doing since then?




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Re: This is weird zimmer. I clicked on boards started and owned by xcslewis and you show up

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Well ximmer, It looks like he got deleted from ALEAS stupid thread as well. I would like to see him around!!!!!!!!!!




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Hiya Captain.
No, I don't own this board . . .
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I don't know if it's owner ever bothers to look in
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Re: This is weird zimmer. I clicked on boards started and owned by xcslewis and you show up 

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Hiya Captain.
No, I don't own this board . . .
I just found it once upon a time . . thought it might
have promise . . and tried to breathe a little life
into it.

I don't know if it's owner ever bothers to look in
on it or not . . .
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as owner of his thread.................


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This is weird zimmer. I clicked on boards started and owned by xcslewis and you show up

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Glad you started your own thread!!!

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Looks like ALEA thread banned you. I don't see any recent post of yours. I will board-mark this one!!!!!!!!!!!




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Algal biofuel production is neither environmentally nor commercially sustainable

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Algal biofuel production is neither environmentally nor commercially sustainable

http://theconversation.com/algal-biofuel-production-is-neither-environmentally-nor-commercially-sustainable-82095

Modern biofuels have been touted as a greener alternative to petrol and diesel since the early 1900s. It seems like a good idea on paper, and they do work – but their use and production doesn’t come without problems.

The first generation of biofuels – mainly ethanol made from plant crops – and second generation, derived from plant and animal waste streams, both had environmentalists and others concerned about the competition for land and nutrients between biofuels production and food production.

It was with a lot of hope, and hype, that production of the third generation of biofuels was started. Unlike their predecessors, these biofuels are derived from algae, and so in theory the food vs fuel dilemma of crop-based biofuels would be solved.

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Simulations of microalgal biofuel production show that to approach the 10% of EU transport fuels expected to be supplied by biofuels, ponds three times the area of Belgium would be needed. And for the algae in these ponds to produce biofuel, it would require fertiliser equivalent to 50% of the current total annual EU crop plant needs.

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Exxon Thinks It Can Create Biofuel From Algae At Massive Scale

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Exxon Thinks It Can Create Biofuel From Algae At Massive Scale

http://www.fastcompany.com/40539606/exxon-thinks-it-can-create-biofuel-from-algae-at-massive-scale

The oil and gas giant says it could be making 10,000 barrels a day within a few years–a small drop in the amount of oil it produces, but a huge boost in the amount of algae-based biofuel.

In the California desert near the Salton Sea and the tiny town of Calipatria, an acre-size rectangular pond is filled with saltwater and brightly colored algae. The pond is one of several at the site where Exxon Mobil and Synthetic Genomics are taking the next step toward a goal that has been elusive for other companies so far: the production of biofuel at scale.

“The goal here is to get to a sustainable, renewable biofuel that can be cost-competitive with pumping oil out of the ground, but can scale to levels that go far beyond demonstration levels,” says Oliver Fetzer, chief executive officer at Synthetic Genomics. “We see this step as a very important step along the way to scalability.”

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Artificial Oil

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It is Possible to Replace Crude Oil with Synthetic Oil

http://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/It-is-Possible-to-Replace-Crude-Oil-with-Synthetic-Oil.html

Dec 12, 2012, 4:57 PM CST
A team of Princeton researchers led by Christodoulos Floudas, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton, evaluated scenarios in which the United States could power its vehicles with synthetic fuels rather than relying on oil. The team’s conclusion is the U. S. could eliminate the need for crude oil by using a combination of coal, natural gas and non-food crops to make synthetic fuel.

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“Even including the capital costs, synthetic fuels can still be profitable. As long as crude oil is between $60 and $100 per barrel, these processes are competitive depending on the feedstock.”

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Personal note :
If the price of oil went high enough . . .
And the U.S. went all out to go 'synthetic' . . .
OPEC could (and probably would) flood the market
with cheap oil and bankrupt the synth-oil companies.

Should we be doing low level R & D on it? Yes.
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Turning Trash Gas into a Sustainable Energy Source

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Turning Trash Gas into a Sustainable Energy Source

http://www.hometowndumpsterrental.com/blog/turning-trash-gas-into-a-sustainable-energy-source

The estimated 250 million tons of trash that enters the municipal waste system in the U.S. each year can actually be useful. In the past, a landfill was simply a giant mound of garbage, but that’s starting to change. More and more landfills across the country are turning to new technologies designed to convert a potentially harmful byproduct of landfills, methane gas, into a usable source of energy.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) in an effort to help reduce the amount of methane gas released into the atmosphere. Landfills release 27.5 million metric tons of methane into the atmosphere each year, making it the third largest human-generated source in the country. The goal of LMOP is to assist landfills in capturing landfill gas (LFG) and converting it to energy. Methane gas in the atmosphere contributes to poor air quality, climate change and breaking down of the ozone layer. Converting LFGs to energy also helps reduce the need for fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, making it a much greener alternative.

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Hard Lessons From the Great Algae Biofuel Bubble

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Hard Lessons From the Great Algae Biofuel Bubble

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/lessons-from-the-great-algae-biofuel-bubble#gs.TL=gPNo

From 2005 to 2012, dozens of companies managed to extract hundreds of millions in cash from VCs in hopes of ultimately extracting fuel oil from algae.

CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors were making huge claims about the promise of algae-based biofuels; the U.S. Department of Energy was also making big bets through its bioenergy technologies office; industry advocates claimed that commercial algae fuels were within near-term reach.

Jim Lane of Biofuels Digest authored what was possibly history's least accurate market forecast, projecting that algal biofuel capacity would reach 1 billion gallons by 2014. In 2009, Solazyme promised competitively priced fuel from algae by 2012. Algenol planned to make 100 million gallons of ethanol annually in Mexico’s Sonoran Desert by the end of 2009 and 1 billion gallons by the end of 2012 at a production rate of 10,000 gallons per acre. PetroSun looked to develop an algae farm network of 1,100 acres of saltwater ponds that could produce 4.4 million gallons of algal oil and 110 million pounds of biomass per year.

Nothing close to 1 billion (or even 1 million) gallons has yet been achieved -- nor has competitive pricing.

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DIY Plastic to Oil 

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I personally would not recommend doing this at home . . .

But, for the not faint at heart . . .

DIY Plastic to Oil

http://www.instructables.com/id/Waste-Plastic-to-Fuel/

"Till date nothing has proven to be a truly effective or environmentally responsible solution to the burgeoning global landfill problem. In fact, many existing solutions have been just the opposite: costly, energy inefficient or equally as harmful to the environment as the plastic itself. "

It is only now, that with the evolving pyrolysis technology, there is a solution that is remarkably simple, economically viable and "green" as well.

Pyrolysis is a thermochemical decomposition of organic material at elevated temperature without the participation of oxygen. In this process long polymer molecules are broken down into shorter chains of hydrocarbons with the help of heat and pressure. You can learn more about this process here: How to make oil from plastic

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Thermal depolymerization

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Thermal depolymerization

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_depolymerization

Thermal depolymerization (TDP) is a depolymerization process using hydrous pyrolysis for the reduction of complex organic materials (usually waste products of various sorts, often biomass and plastic) into light crude oil. It mimics the natural geological processes thought to be involved in the production of fossil fuels. Under pressure and heat, long chain polymers of hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon decompose into short-chain petroleum hydrocarbons with a maximum length of around 18 carbons.

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As I recall, there is (or was) a plant somewhere turning waste
turkey guts into gas and oil.

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A short boook on the subject 

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https://plastics.americanchemistry.com/Plastics-to-Oil/

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Home-Scale Conversion of Plastics to Oil 

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Home-Scale Conversion of Plastics to Oil

http://permaculturenews.org/2014/03/21/home-scale-conversion-plastics-oil/

March 21, 2014

A highly-promising development out of Japan: a corporation called Blest has developed a home-scale plastic to oil converter. Through the process 1kg of plastic yields 1 litre of oil.

The machine, produced in various sizes, for both industrial and home use, can easily transform a kilogram of plastic waste into a liter of oil, using about 1 kWh of electricity but without emitting CO2 in the process. The machine uses a temperature controlling electric heater instead of flames, processing anything from polyethylene or polystyrene to polypropylene (numbers 2-4).

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