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Global Clean tests auto shred residue

Global Clean Energy, Inc., (GCEI) an alternative fuels development company, is focused on waste-to-energy conversion, using available and developing technologies to convert waste into commercially viable energy, a process the company refers to as reforming environmental salvage into clean usable energy.

Facilities in the U.S. are now allowed to recycle plastics separated from automobile shredder residue (ASR), according to the EPA’s new interpretation of existing regulations. The EPA banned the manufacturing, sale and distribution of PCB products in U.S. in 1979.

GCEI is in the process of sending ASR fluff to Argonne National Laboratory for quantification and analysis to determine the appropriate sorting technology required. Presently the company is finalizing due diligence on three systems. The results will allow GCEI to start ordering state of the art sorting equipment. The ASR emanates from one of the nation’s largest auto shredding firms.

“This is the first step in the recycling process. We are eagerly awaiting the results so that GCEI can commence with sorting operations followed by several conversion processes involving fuel and high end polymers,” said Steven Mann chief development officer of GCEI.