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First Commercial Scale Plastic-to-Fuel Plant Coming to Indiana

Nov. 9, 2018, 11:00 AM

In the tiny town of Ashley, Ind., a factory is about to be built that could help change how American companies dispose of plastic waste.

RES Polyflow plans to break ground early next year on the first commercial-scale plant creating petroleum blends from nonrecycled plastic trash. A multimillion-dollar investment from Brightmark Energy and a possible bond sale will finance the construction of the $200 million plant, which will employ 136 people, RES Polyflow said Nov. 9.

To date, economic incentives to pull post-consumer plastics out of waste streams have been lacking, but “it’s our sense that with the cost...

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