Huge kiln installed at plant in Akron, will convert plastic waste into fuel

Story excerpt provided by Akron Beacon Journal.

Written by Katie Byard.

Leaders of a pioneering facility in southeast Akron were hot to install a huge piece of key equipment.

Monday, they did just that at the under-construction Vadxx Energy LLC plant.

Actually, two cranes did much of the work to install an 80-foot-long, 175,000-pound kiln. It will be used to melt tons of scrap plastic every day, helping turn the material into liquid fuel at the Vadxx plant.

“This is so outside the norm,” said Lars Traner of Schenker Inc., the freight company that oversaw shipping of the German-made equipment to the Port of Cleveland late last year.

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Originally published February 9, 2015.

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