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The Center for Sustainable Development is excited to announce that it has recently received some global recognition! The Plastic-to-Fuel via Pyrolysis Project has been awarded the 2018 National Energy Globe Award for the best project in The Bahamas! Our team is excited to receive this honor and showcase our work for a larger audience.

The Energy Globe Award is one of today’s most prestigious environmental awards that is granted to cutting edge sustainability projects across the globe; thousands of projects are submitted to this competition each year. The goal of the award is to present successful sustainable projects to a broad audience, and highlight feasible solutions to environmental problems. Our project is now a contender for the Energy Globe World Award, which will be announced later this year.

Project lead  Alex Perkins  making a batch of fuel.

Project lead Alex Perkins making a batch of fuel.

CSD’s Plastic-to-Fuel via Pyrolysis Project has seen tremendous growth since its inception two years ago. In this time it has iterated through numerous prototypes, scaled up to a campus-scale working model, collaborated with experts, universities, and engineers around the world and undergone simulations and laboratory testing. Recent results from a Dartmouth College study have shown that the fuel produced from our system is comparable to diesel fuel and that the system is energy positive, meaning we get out more energy than we put in. CSD hopes to continue to develop the system to to make it more efficient and profitable.

For more details on the project and the Energy Globe, see their announcement here.

The pyrolyzer.

The pyrolyzer.