EcoFuel Technolgies, Inc was founded in 2012 by Swaminathan Ramesh and Himat Taank. The founders formed the company to focus on manufacturing portable machines that convert waste plastics, specifically non-reusable, “end-of-life” plastics into reusable diesel fuel.
Shortly after formation, EcoFuel Technologies, Inc. worked with James Holm to pilot a portable machine for installation on a boat. The objective of the pilot project is to install a machine on a boat that will pick up plastics in the ocean and convert the plastics to diesel fuel while at sea.
EcoFuel Technologies is also partnering with Ocean Guardian (https://www.oceanguardian-og.org/) and with Ocean Recovery Systems to recover plastics from the mid depths of the ocean and convert them to fuel
In addition to the pilot project, Ecofuel Technologies has launched several collaborative research studies with universities based in California, Illinois and North Carolina.