Argonne National Laboratory

Economical Remediation of Plastic Waste into Advanced Materials with Coatings

Technology available for licensing: An autogenic pyrolysis process to convert plastic waste into high-value carbon nanotubes (50‑ to 100-nm outside diameter) and perfectly round carbon spheres (2- to 12-μm outside diameter). The tubes can be used as anode material in advanced batteries such as lithium-ion and eventually, lithium-air batteries.

  • An environmentally-friendly, solvent-less process to convert plastics into carbon nanotubes
  • Process is affordable and scalable