Where are you located?
Our Corporate Headquarters is in Tigard, Oregon in the Portland, Oregon Metro area. We are at 13240 SW Wall Street, Tigard, OR 97223. We are located just past the Potso Dog Park.
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What type of post-consumer polystyrene (No. 6) do you take?
We take all forms of polystyrene including Styrofoam for recycling. Polystyrene plastic is found expanded into foam products such as coffee cups, block packaging, meat trays and to-go containers, and non-expanded in rigid products such as CD cases, wine-tasting cups, and coffee creamer shells--anything marked with a #6 or "PS".
We do NOT take starch peanuts, PE, or PP foam.
What are your hours for accepting waste polystyrene?
For household quantities: you can use the drop box in our parking lot. It is open 24x7.
For business or larger quantities: (more than a truck) please contact Ismael Madrigal (503.906.5236) to schedule a drop off.
Is there a fee to drop waste polystyrene?
We do not charge a fee.
Are there other drop off sites in the region?
Yes, there are currently two locations where you can drop off polystyrene.
Pride's Recycling Depot
Address: 13910 SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Fee: $5.00 for residential volume
Other: Please separate in bags foam from rigid plastics marked #6 or PS
More Info: Visit Pride's Recycling Depot's website
Recology Western Oregon Recovery Zone
Address: 2200 NE Orchard Ave., McMinnville, OR 97128
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fee: Residents of the City of McMinnville can drop 1 cubic yard of block foam for free daily. People living outside the City limits pay only $3 per bag (cubic yard).
The Agilyx Polystyrene-to-Styrene Monomer system (PSM) processes waste polystyrene. The system is sized in tons per day (TPD) that it can process: PSM 10 TPD and PSM 50 TPD.
What kinds of petroleum products are produced by your technology?
Each type of Agilyx systems (MPC or PSM) yields a different product: the PSM system yields a styrene oil that is ready for refining into new products. The MPC system yields a light sweet synthetic crude oil which is sold to existing refineries where it is made into valuable products for everyday use such as: gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel, fuel oil, lubricants and even transformed back into plastic.
Do you have commercial scale facilities?
Yes, we have sold our technology to three customers in the United States who operate on a commercial scale utilizing our technology.
What is the stock symbol for Agilyx and how can I get investor information?
Agilyx is currently a privately held metro-Portland recycling and alternative energy company and does not have a stock symbol. Please contact us about investment interest and we will connect with you.
Have you performed a Life Cycle Analysis or measured the carbon impact of your Styrofoam recycling process?
Agilyx is committed to demonstrating not only the economic viability of our technology, but also the environmental value. We have completed an extensive Life Cycle Analysis on our process to measure carbon impact against traditional forms of crude oil extraction, with the results indicating a significantly favorable environmental impact.
What is your target market?
Our target market includes: waste and recycling companies, municipalities and industrial waste plastics generators with the ability to aggregate large volumes of plastics for which market demand is limited. Typical customers include the solid waste and recycling industry (both public and private), manufacturing, retail, automotive, government and other specialty applications. We design, build, license and sell our technology packages to a diverse cross-section of industries while providing technical and operations support through separate agreements. Our synthetic crude oil is sold to refiners or specialty petrochemical processors, or it is consumed on-site.
The community has embraced an environmentally-friendly home for polystyrene.
Do you have a patent?
Yes, we currently hold several patents for both technology and process, and have additional patents pending.
What can your Polystyrene-to-Styrene (PSM) product be used for?
Our PSM system produces a liquid from Styrofoam recycling that can be used in pharmaceutical, agricultural, safety, construction, food packaging, durable goods, composites, insulation, and shipping industry products.
What can your Agilyx Synthetic Crude Oil (ASCO) product be used for?
Our MPC system produces a “drop-in” replacement for fossil crude oil, used by refineries throughout the world. Virtually any product generated by a refinery can be produced using the Agilyx synthetic crude oil product. The only notable exceptions are asphalt products. Because the Agilyx synthetic crude is a synthetic light, sweet crude oil, it does not contain the “bottoms” used to produce low-end asphalt and tar materials. The lack of “bottoms” also means that a barrel of Agilyx crude oil will produce more light and middle distillate materials than a typical barrel of fossil crude oil.
Can oil made from your process or similar processes be sold into commerce as a finished product?
All products generated from thermal depolymerization or pyrolysis of waste plastic materials, regardless of technique or use of catalysts, require subsequent refinement before they can be utilized as finished product(s). Most products used as fuels must adhere to a specification for that fuel. The American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) is the governing body for the various fuel products utilized in the United States (and other countries). Some products can be used as a “blend stock”, meaning that they are blended with larger amounts of a fuel that already meets the required specifications. In this case, the impact of the blend stock into the finished fuel is not large enough to impact the overall quality of the fuel before dispensation and usage. In general, all products from waste plastics will contain a larger percentage of olefins (unsaturated hydrocarbons) than fossil crude oils. Because of this, hydrogen must be added to the molecules to ensure that the hydrocarbons, when consumed, behave in the same way as those product streams generated by a refinery. In addition, there are several regulatory hurdles that must be cleared both prior to production of a substance (TSCA-PMN statutes) and specific usage in on-the-road motor vehicles (fuel registration statutes). These and other minor compliance issues must be addressed before producing and/or selling products directly into the marketplace as finished products.