Global Clean Energy Inc. (GCE), Houston, has signed a long-term feedstock agreement with Sonoco Recycling, a division of the packaging company Sonoco, based in Hartsville, S.C. Sonoco Recycling will provide end-of-life plastic in addition to other solid waste streams to GCE for its Waste to Fuel (W2F) plant developments in North America.
Locations are being carefully vetted in 2014, and the first plant is expected to be operational in 2015, GCE says.
"We are extremely impressed with Sonoco's forward-thinking commitment to waste conversion and their stewardship of the environment," says Steven Mann, chief development officer of GCE.
Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and displays and packaging supply chain services.
GCE is a waste-to-energy conversion solutions company that focuses on using a range of technologies to convert waste into commercially viable energy, a process the company refers to as Reforming Environmental Salvage into Clean Usable Energy (R.E.S.C.U.E.).
GCE offers solutions to the plastics, rubber, anaerobic digestion and platinum group metals recovery industries. The company says it focuses on existing technologies with a track record to provide its feedstock network with reliable solutions.