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Plastalyst develops green, safe and efficient catalysts that make plastic recycling financially attractive.

April 2020
July 2023
Gallery Plastalyst 1
Gallery Plastalyst 1


According to the United Nations (2018), only around 9% of the 6.3 billion tons of plastic waste produced over the last 65 years have been recycled. The problem is that our mechanical recycling cannot process mixed plastic. Pyrolysis is deemed the answer. However, high operating temperatures lead to preventively high costs. Plastalyst is the answer. Through novel catalysts, it can recycle plastic at 90% fewer energy costs. This means that businesses can finally recycle more plastic at low costs.

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Label Date July 14, 2023
From Japan
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

The environmental benefits

  • Ulike pyrolysis, it is completely green: no dioxin, no GHG emissions, no tar
  • Allows the chemical reaction to take place at much lower temperatures than pyrolysis, staying below 200° C, reducing operating costs
  • Around 90% lower energy consumption than pyrolysis

The Financial benefits

  • Plastalyst requires -50% of the investment costs compared to pyrolysis
  • Plastalyst requires -90% less operating costs compared to pyrolysis

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Company Profile

AC Biode

AC Biode upcycles coal ash, biomass ash, or sewer sludge ash into multi-functional chemical composite, such as absorbent

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Headquarters 604-0925, Japan

Networking Partner

Cambridge Cleantech

Cambridge Cleantech is a successful network organization that has, since 2011, brokered hundreds of key business collaborations in the cleantech industry.

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