MK Aromatics Limited: Post Consumer Waste Plastics to Hydrocarbon Derivatives/ Fuel Oil
MK Aromatics Limited (MKAL) operates in a niche segment of the waste industry by adding economic value to non-recyclable waste in landfills. We design, build and operate process plants at landfill sites to provide an "end to life" solution to post consumer non recyclable plastic waste by conversion to high quality sulphur free fuel oil and compost. For every plastic to fuel facility, ten collection centers are set up. Socio-economic upliftment of neglected rag pickers takes place in these collection centers through provision of access to showers, regular medical check ups and education classes. As the bulk of the workforce in the waste management sector is informal and comprises of neglected women, children and abandoned elderly, collection centers play an important role in restoration of their human dignity and improvement in their quality of life.
1) MK Aromatics Limited has entered into a licensing agreement with CRI / Shell to operate India’s first greenfield refinery based on IH2 Technology in Public-Private Partnership Model. The greenfield refinery will be Asia’s first zero emissions refinery based on MSW with an operating capacity of 3000Tons per day.
2) MK Aromatics Limited is the Government of India’s preferred technology partner to address mixed waste plastics in the municipal solid waste management segment for the upcoming one hundred smart cities vision of the honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi across the country.
3) Optimization of Transverse Flow Catalytic Conversion Technology
Through the Energy for All partnership, MK Aromatics Limited is keen to connect and collaborate with local partners in the ASEAN and India to scale up the positive impact we have made. We believe that energy is a basic right to every human being. Our mission is to develop facilities that produce inexpensive and clean energy from alternate feedstock available locally within the country.
What problem are you trying to solve? Who has this problem?
The proposed project addresses the two most pressing issues that our society faces today - energy scarcity and environmental sustainability. The challenge addressed are the massive mountains of landfill waste that causes irreparable environmental damage. To put reality into perspective, recent statistics indicate that Thailand generated close to 20 million tons of waste last year, which if laid at a height of 1 meter would cover approximately one third of the entire country of Singapore. The project aims to socially & economically uplift the unseen, unheard & unknown rag pickers, an informal workforce comprised of young orphan kids, widowed women and abandoned elderly.
With recycling rates below 25%, most of the waste generated in households is sent to landfills or dumped illegally and burnt in the open. This results in enormous environmental damage, pollution, carbon emissions and is a major health hazard for those living in its vicinity. With exponential population growth due to scientific advancement, the pressures on our resources will continue to increase significantly. When agricultural land is converted into acres of landfill, it will lead to food security concerns and more importantly, through leaching of chemicals into the soil from unscientific landfill sites, it will poison fresh water sources. In order to protect this generation and the generations after us, it is our moral responsibility to address the impact of our actions today. Countries in ASEAN are heavily dependent on imports of oil to meet their energy needs. The crisis of waste management is an opportunity for it allows us to implement solutions that not only address energy scarcity but also restore environmental sustainability.
Our target market for project implementation are Local Governments and Multi National Corporations. This is because the projects that we implement have a relatively high capital expenditure due to minimum economies of scale required to ensure project viability and profitability. Statistics indicate that over half the budget of local governments are allocated towards expenditure for waste management. With the implementation of plastic to fuel facilities, local governments can address the issue effectively, scientifically and create economic value for their regions. Multi National Corporations are able to effectively channel their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funding towards projects that are sustainable with measurable impact indicators that meet their objectives. Furthermore, through use of the polymer oil produced, these companies are able to create a larger sustainability footprint and improve their brand perception among their consumers.
MKAL has developed an innovative, environmentally responsible system for processing post consumer plastic waste into energy, specifically hydrocarbons or crude oil. MKAL has produced over 4 million liters of quality crude oil from 6,000+ tons of non-recyclable plastic waste, resulting in a reduction of approximately 10,000+ tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
1) MKAL was the first company to successfully establish the framework of a successful public - private partnership to spearhead the development of state of the art, waste plastic to fuel facilities across the upcoming smart cities throughout India.
2) MKAL is a pioneer in leading the consortium to set up India’s first greenfield refinery based on IH2 technology.
3) MKAL set up the first commercially operating plastic to fuel facility and was a pioneer in the industry in the installation of a distillation column to value add polymer oil.
5) MKAL does not sell plant machinery and equipment. All are projects are in collaboration on a design, build and operate model. This is because our vision is to create a zero waste and landfill free society. By staying invested in every project, it demonstrates our commitment and our belief that waste is merely an underutilized resource.
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Facilities in operations: 3
Facilities under implementation: 10
Polymer oil production: 4+ million liters
Tons of waste diverted from landfill: 6000+ tons
Reduction in GHG Emissions: 10000+ tons
Projected Impact Year 2017:
Facilities in operations: 5
Polymer oil production: 15+ million liters
No. of tons of waste diverted from landfill: 18000+ tons
Reduction in GHG Emissions: 22000+ tons
No. of collection centres in progress: 40
Community Outreach: 30,000
No. of people socio-economically uplifted: 250
Kamol Homklin, Media Officer
· Build positive relationships with stakeholders, media and the public to promote awareness of environmental sustainability, conservation and climate change.
Keshav Muralidhar, Finance Officer
· Responsible for maintaining financial, accounting, administrative and personnel services in order to meet legislative requirements and support operations.
Vikas Bhargava, Human Resources
· Responsible for providing support in various human resource functions, which include recruitment, staffing, training and development, performance monitoring and employee counseling.
Radhakrishnan P, Information Technology and Systems Management
· Responsible for monitoring and maintaining the computer systems and networks.
Aushim Merchant, Operations
· Responsible for all operations, management, process improvement, compliance, strategic planning and development.
N/A (Alphasakorn Polymer & Energy Limited)
· Provides technical know-how for plant and process optimization, detailed engineering plant drawings and plant process simulations in Aspen HYSYS.
Prasenjiet Rathore (Rathore Resources)
· Planning, support and implementation of plastic to fuel facilities across Australia
N/A (Bank of Maharashtra)
· Assists the company to raise money in capital markets by issuing debt or selling equity. Provides advise to assist with mergers and acquisitions (M&As).
Sivaprakash Ganapathy (Prithvi Associates)
· Designation: Chartered Accountant;
Offers financial advice, audit accounts and provides trustworthy information about financial records. Areas of expertise involve financial reporting, taxation, auditing, corporate finance, in-depth knowledge of accounting systems and processes.
Public Sector Bank (Bank of Maharashtra)
Public-Private Sector Partnership (Governments)