JBI, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCQB:JBII) is pleased to announce that in Q1 the Company has been successful in bringing its second Plastic2Oil® ("P2O") processor (the "Processor No. 2") online at the Niagara Falls, NY facility. The design of Processor No. 2 is based on data retrieved while working with the original P2O processor (the "Processor No.1"), which since June 2011 has undergone a number of substantial upgrades. The enhancements include a replicable and deployable modular design that leverages economies of scale with our manufacturers, the ability to cater to specific fuel needs of customers and a reduction of stack emissions.
Processor Nos. 1 & 2 are permitted to operate at 4,000 lbs. per hour, however they are currently operating at 2,000 lbs. per hour. The Company expects to operate both processors at 4,000 lbs. per hour, as per the upgraded Air Permit issued by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation ("NYSDEC"), once the Company receives approval on its amended Solid Waste Permit from the NYSDEC.
The Company expects that this amendment will effectively double the plastic feedstock throughput, from 2,000 lbs/hour per processor to 4,000 lbs/hour, which should double the amount of fuel output each P2O processor can produce.
Edit: 4000lbs/hr will generate approx 283 Barrels of fuel/day.
"Bringing Processor No. 2 online represents a significant achievement as well as a milestone for our Company. We believe this sets us apart from other plastic into fuel conversion technologies," states John Bordynuik, CEO and President. "JBI, Inc. is the first company to successfully move from a pilot plant to a multiple processor, full production plant within the industry."
Towers and reactors have been fabricated for the third P2O processor (the "Processor No. 3") and the Company looks forward to bringing No.3 online in the near future.