Catalytec Team

Convert Plastic and Other Waste to Diesel?

The Catalytec CFC 700 System™ is our unique German engineered system that converts non-recyclable plastic waste to Synthetic Diesel, that is more powerful, and can be blended with existing diesel stock.  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 straight middle-distillate 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”

Catalytec CFC uses a proprietary zeolite catalyst to provide low-temperature thermal hydrocracking of nearly any non-recyclable plastic, as well as a wide range of other organic waste materials, at 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 hydrocarbon 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 from our oceans.
  • Creates renewable, sustainable liquid fuel oil, similar to and blend-able with, existing diesel fuel stock.
  • 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 batch-style concept demonstration verification device

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

Next Step: Build the Production-Scale Pilot!


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 operational 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.

Our CFC Concept Demonstration and Test Plant was designed and built in Furth, Germany, and tested for several months on a wide range of feedstock with impressive results. (See Video). The fuel produced often had cetane ratings above 65. The equipment is a batch-style design, in the interest of simplicity and cost. Where we need to go next is fund and build a continuous production-scale plant. Our design team has been working for years to develop what we believe will be a revolutionary piece of equipment that will change the way the world deals with waste. We are ready to build!

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.”