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Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (CPD) is a technology belonging to waste-to-fuel field, that clearly surpasses exiting ones that are mainly based in pyrolysis or hydrogenation. We have developed until industrial scale CPD-Swiss, the first low-temperature (<320°) mean of conversion of plastic and organic waste into standard diesel (EN590). Thus, we go beyond current limits and drawbacks of fledging technologies (limitations of input material, high capex and opex, ecological issues, low energy performance and low yield) to bring a trustworthy technology that will enable the production of diesel in small and medium scale plants for a broad variety of customers: industry, municipal waste managers, agriculture and farming, forestry, oil refiners, blenders, among others. Supported by our science and technology partners for 10 years, we have performed intensive R&D, from laboratory tasks to the construction and assessment of a first relevant-size prototype producing 150 l/hour of synthetic diesel. Subsequently, we have improved our plant to an outstanding level of performance, profitability, automation and security that guarantees the robustness of our product. As a result, now we are capable to design, build and maintenance CPD-250 (2 million litres/year) and CPD-500 plants (4 million liters/years).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


Zurcherstrasse 42
5330 Bad Zurzach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000