RES Polyflow picks designer for Indiana plant

RES Polyflow LLC, Akron, Ohio, has selected the facilities services and construction contractor Shambaugh & Son L.P., Fort Wayne, Indiana, to provide engineering procurement and construction management services to design and build a plastics-to-fuel energy recovery facility in Ashley, Indiana. The Indiana plant will be RES Polyflow’s first regional plastics-to-fuel energy recovery facility.

The Indiana plant will use RES Polyflow’s patented process to convert nonrecycled plastic into petroleum products, such as ultra-low sulfur diesel and gasoline.

Shambaugh & Son will manage the process installation and the startup of the plant.

The Indiana facility is expected to produce 21 million gallons of petroleum blend stocks each year from 100,000 tons of locally generated plastic scrap. The company adds that the Ashley location will serve its long-term growth plans in the Midwest by serving as a regional hub for upgrading the liquid material generated by other RES Polyflow production sites being planned for surrounding Midwestern states.

Schabel says RES Polyflow already has secured contracts with suppliers to meet the plastic scrap needs of the facility. He says the supply base will run from Chicago on the west to Toledo, Ohio, on the east.

The project is expected to be completed by mid-2018.