Are Chemical Recycling Claims Sometimes Misleading? Yes and No . . . But Mostly, Yes

On Sunday, March 22, John Oliver did an in-depth piece on HBO’s Last Week Tonight devoted to waste plastics recycling. He highlighted correctly the challenges of handling plastics labeled with resin identification codes 1 to 7, which is complicated for consumers. However, his point — illustrated by “chasing arrows” — that no scaled solution exists for most plastics is inaccurate. […]

Nexus Fuels turns plastic back to oil. With the help of Cox Enterprises, it’s ready to scale.

When Jeff Gold started Nexus Fuels, he measured success in oil droplets.   He was researching a way to use a thermo-chemical recycling process in order to convert certain plastics back into oil, which can then make more plastics. During lab testing, producing 16 drops of clean, usable oil felt like a success.  More than a decade into perfecting the process, the […]

SOLVING THE PLASTICS PROBLEM: COX ENTERPRISES INVESTS IN NEXUS FUELS

Nexus Fuels, LLC (Nexus), a leading circular waste-plastics operation, has secured a major investment from Cox Enterprises to accelerate its market expansion. Nexus converts waste plastics, formerly bound for landfills and oceans, back into their original components so they can be used to create new materials. Nexus’ environmentally friendly recycling process can convert waste plastics […]

CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL RECEIVES ISCC PLUS CERTIFICATION, SECURES SUPPLY AGREEMENT WITH NEXUS AS ADVANCED RECYCLING PROGRAM MATURES

HE WOODLANDS, Texas — 1/25/2021 — Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) today announced two significant developments in its advanced recycling program which converts waste plastics into circular polyethylene. Since introducing Marlex® Anew™ Circular Polyethylene in October, the company has received certification through the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification PLUS (ISCC PLUS) process and signed a long-term […]

IS CHEMICAL RECYCLING DOOMED, AS GAIA CLAIMS?

A detailed and informed response to the GAIA report, authored by Jeff Gold, CEO and founder of Nexus Fuels. The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) recently released a report titled, “Chemical Recycling: Status, Sustainability, and Environmental Impacts.” In this report, authors Andrew Neil Rollinson and Jumoke Oladejo make a number of assertions regarding the […]

NEXUS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE COMPANY HAS RECEIVED ISCC-INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY AND CARBON- PLUS CERTIFICATION BECOMING THE FIRST IN THE WORLD TO ACHIEVE THIS STANDARD USING MULTIPLE PLASTIC POLYMERS TO CREATE A CIRCULAR RECYCLED PRODUCT.

ISCC is a global sustainability certification system and covers all sustainable feedstocks, including agricultural and forestry biomass, circular and bio-based materials, and renewables This certification provides traceability along the supply chain and verifies that companies meet environmental and social standards. The certification provides objective third-party verification of critical control points in the supply chain. For […]

SHELL ANNOUNCES NEXUS PARTNERSHIP, OFFTAKE AGREEMENT AND CIRCULAR RECYCLING STRATEGY.

Atlanta-based Nexus Fuels LLC recently supplied its first cargo of pyrolysis liquid to Shell’s chemical plant in Norco, Louisiana, USA where it was made into chemicals that are the raw materials for everyday items.  Shell is working with multiple companies who collect and transform plastic waste in order to scale this solution to industrial and profitable […]

TOUGH QUESTIONS — AND HONEST ANSWERS — ABOUT MOLECULAR PLASTICS RECYCLING

Molecular recycling, aka chemical recycling, is a technically proven way to put waste plastics back into circulation as virgin plastics — a 100% circular solution. But to succeed in the marketplace, technology is not enough: It’s also about business and execution. In 2013, I was discussing Tesla with an ex-automotive CEO, and the points he […]