Whilst the world improves its recycling infrastructure for plastic and transfers away from single-use plastic for packaging, there continues to be an ever-growing stream of non-recyclable plastic waste entering the environment which damages land and ocean habitats and pollutes the air when incinerated. Nowhere is this problem felt more than amongst the world’s poorer and vulnerable communities.
Our pyrolysis technology is a mature and proven solution to the abundant plastic and other waste streams which clog the environment in Ukraine and worldwide. We take all forms of waste and transform them into marketable products including diesel, bitumen and charcoal. The pyrolysis process heats the shredded mixture of feedstock waste in the absence of oxygen to break down the complex chemical compounds into our fuel products. Read more about our pyrolysis technology here..
This process enables us to remove plastic waste efficiently from the environment eliminating the chance of creating toxic gases that are produced through incineration whilst producing valuable products
Ukraine has suffered historically, especially in the past century under communism, with the Holodomor forced famine in 1932-33 killing millions of Ukrainians and then again during the Second World War. The Nuclear accident of Chernobyl was another major event in world history with millions being exposed to radiation. As a recently independent country since 1991, Ukraine continues to have political and economic crises. It still struggles to find its identity and consistent domination from Russia to this day with the annexation of Crimea in 2014 and a continuing war in Eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s economic situation leaves many people with little job security and poor pay. There are lots of issues with drug and alcohol abuse on top of this. The oppression of Ukraine has snuffed out much hope, ambition and the willingness to take initiative.
This enterprise as with many previous projects pursued by our founder, Wayne, has challenged this status quo by uniting a local community to find solutions to common problems around them. As this enterprise grows, we will continue to create secure and well-paying jobs to allow more families to be provided for and our workers be fulfilled in investing their labour in a project which is providing solutions to the vast local and international issue of plastic waste.
The funding behind church planting and Christian gospel mission historically has been through support-raising which is effectively crowd-funding with the worker’s friends and family.
This model has its merits. However, there are over 2.8 billion people worldwide who do know who Jesus Christ is and so a new model is needed to fund the number of gospels workers required to reach these vast numbers of unreached people.
Support-raising will continue but more gospel workers will need to be supported by regular jobs create in places of great gospel need.
Our project will offer paid work to many people including Christians who would like to be a gospel worker where Jesus Christ isn’t yet known. We are also committing a portion of our profits to supporting other gospel workers, church planting and other mission projects.
Our Future Plans
The first goal is to continue the research and development of our current prototype towards full scale production with a seamless supply chain from waste feedstock input to the final marketable fuel products.
With the system in production, we will develop a mobile containerized “plug & play” version of our system so that it may be deployed in many locations throughout Ukraine. This will be achieved using a franchise model which will allow rapid expansion of the business whilst allowing the values to be embodied through all those with whom we partner. We have the expansions plans for the first few locations before 2025 with mass expansion throughout Ukraine by 2030.
We will also seek to expand our already versatile multi-feedstock further still by incorporating municipal solid waste which is far more plentiful than the plastic waste we are currently extracting from it. This will enable us to greatly expand our production of fuel.