Northwood Exploration Israel (Northwood) advances the construction of oil shale & municipal plastic waste processing plants for the production of oil & electricity. Most plastic waste is organic material produced by the oil and gas industry. The organic content of oil shale will be mixed and enriched by organic content of municipal non-biodegradable waste (mainly plastic PE/PP).
The Ministry of Environmental Protection policy is to find solutions to the problem of landfilling of non-biodegradable plastic waste. Providing an environmental solution for the disposal of non-biodegradable plastic waste, every year about 200,000 ton of waste will be fed into the Northwood’s production plants, turning the company’s facilities into the largest Waste to Energy facilities operating in Israel.
The planned annual production is about 1.6M-1.8M barrels of oil for 20 years and more. Also, by using excess heat from the process, the facility will produce 30MW of electricity.