Catalytec Team

Plastic Waste to Energy

The Catalytec CFC 700 System™ is our unique German engineered system that converts non-recyclable plastic waste to energy.  Our proprietary catalyst process is combustion-less, and is virtually pollution-free. The CFC system is carbon neutral and is highly efficient in converting non-recyclable plastic waste into sustainable fuel oil with hydrocarbons of a chain length similar to diesel fuel. The CFC System is modular in design, and can be located AT THE SOURCE OF THE PLASTIC WASTE. The produced fuel is a Sustainable Fuel, not an additive, with equal or better power produced in terms of BTU content, as compared to the US highway diesel fuel standard (ASTM D975). CFC sustainable fuels can also be mixed or blended with similar weight conventional or existing fuel oils.

“A Catalytec CFC 700 System can catalytically convert up to 1000 kilograms of non-recyclable plastic waste per hour into Sustainable Catalytic Fuel”

The Catalytec CFC 700 System™ uses a proprietary catalyst to provide low-temperature thermal hydrocracking of a wide range of non-recyclable plastic waste with an extremely high rate of efficiency and low cost. The uniform pore size in the proprietary catalyst provides profitable, consistent and efficient breaking of long hydro- carbon chains to a range of C10 to C22.  The molecular composition of most plastic waste and other factors can result in input to output energy conversion efficiency to as high as 90%.

CFC Technology:

  • Eliminates the need to dispose of non-recyclable plastic in landfills or dispose of plastic waste in our oceans.
  • Creates renewable, sustainable liquid fuel.
  • Provides a safe, pollution-free, low temperature, continuous-flow process; no metal steam, coking, dioxins, furans, or other toxins are formed.
  • Significantly reduces carbon footprint.
  • Closes the loop in non-recyclable plastic waste with an elegant, profitable solution.
  • Does not require government subsidies to provide attractive financial returns.


 Catalytec's first CVC demo plant Reno, NV

CATALYTEC's first CFC concept demonstration verification device

which was located at Alcoa Aluminum's facility near Reno, NV.


Our proprietary CFC 700 System uses a low temperature, catalytically driven refining process. The proprietary zeolite catalyst provides chemical reaction and thermal hydrocracking of long-chain carbon molecules at temperatures and pressures much lower than a conventional refinery.

This is a tremendous savings in terms of required energy, cost to produce, safety and environmental impact. Our catalyst is an inert, non-toxic  zeolite, which when heated to its trigger temperature becomes very active, effectively “cutting” all presented organic molecules to a size or length smaller than the pore size of the catalyst. The system utilizes viscous friction, pressure and specific cavitation to mix, circulate and heat the plastic feedstock in the combustion-less, closed-loop, fluid-dynamic circuit. The chemical reaction occurs in seconds, within a very narrow set of operational parameters, including but certainly not limited to temperature, physical size of reaction, flow rate, pressure. Control of these and several other parameters are critical to control and efficiency of the reaction. Newly fractionated hydrocarbons, up to C22 in size, rise on the heat-energy of the reaction into a distillation column and are condensed into liquid. The reaction is always maintained below 340°C. Thus no coke, metal steam or dangerous halogens and other toxins are formed, allowing a large measure of safety when located near people.

All engineering, construction, and manufacturing of Catalytec CFC 700 Systems™ will comply with U.S. technical regulations. Safety features and installed equipment are state of the art. A Catalytec CFC 700 System can catalytically convert up to 1000 kilograms of non-recyclable plastic waste per hour into Catalytic Fuel.”