Chennai-based Paterson Energy, founded by Vidya Amarnath in 2016, is on a mission to convert plastic waste into a source of energy.

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Vidya Amarnath has pioneered the Thermochemical Depolymerisation (TCD), a chemical reaction that uses heat to break down molecules and convert plastic waste into fuel. She had come across TCD technology being applied to tyres to convert into oil and looked at applying the same process for plastic, which is essentially derived from crude oil. She has been able to perfect this with Paterson Energy’s two TCD plants that have zero effluents and emission and the fuel derived was named as Verte-X. This can be used by client companies in place of furnace oil or diesel variants to save costs. Several allied technologies also provide heating and cooling solutions, generate electricity, and discharge carbon char that can be used by the tyre manufacturing industry. One of its plants, located in Mathura is backed by Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) Engineers India who funded 60 percent of the project and whetted the plant’s design for tech safety. The project’s collaboration with the Government of India’s Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan has served as a boost for the company. See more

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Paterson Energy Private Limited



Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Vidya Amarnath

Co-Founder & Director