NEW HOPE ENERGY

Transforming Plastic for a Cleaner World

Our Role

in the Circular Economy

New Hope Energy is committed to the development of the Circular Economy.  Our primary focus has been to prevent waste plastic from reaching a landfill or incinerator by developing projects where our pyrolysis technology can be deployed at a large scale. However, it has become clear that more is needed;

  • We are working to affect the design of plastic packaging by educating brand owners on what is possible with the Chemical Recycling Process
  • We are partnering with current Mechanical Recycling and Municipal operations to best utilize existing supply chains
  • We are developing strategies with stakeholders in the current Linear Economy that will increase the plastic recycling rate in the U.S.

Achieving a true Circular Economy will take collaboration across many industries and a willingness to change our way of thinking. The current pattern of “take-make-dispose” is not sustainable. New Hope Energy will continue to push the boundaries of the current status quo and work toward a cleaner world. 

What Sets Us Apart

97% conversion of plastic waste to ISSC certified product

Developer of the largest pyrolysis plant in the World

1.1 billion pounds of plastic waste diverted from landfills by 2025

Leading technology

"Lummus Technology conducted a global review of all commercially proven pyrolysis technologies in 2020. This included a full evaluation of 26 companies. New Hope was chosen as the frontrunner due to its differentiated technology (generation of pitch versus char), commercial operating unit, scalability of the technology, and the unmatched purity of the product Pyoil."

Our Story

It was 2010 and Johnny Combs sat frustrated in his office. With an environmental engineering background, the temperament of an entrepreneur and a desire to change the world, he saw the potential for pyrolysis technology to help solve the global plastics problem. Little progress was being made so he devised a backyard experiment. With no more than a pressure cooker, a radiator and a turkey burner, he was able to prove to himself that pyrolysis really did work.

With a shared desire to honor God in everything, both Johnny and his wife Karen were adamant that this technology must be used to help people. This became the genesis for New Hope Energy, which was founded in 2013.

They began to design their own equipment to best utilize the process of pyrolysis. Since he didn’t have a background in this field, Johnny was able to approach the problems that everyone was encountering with a fresh perspective. With key contributions from other New Hope Energy team members, they were able to produce a new design for a pyrolysis system that was completely unique.

In 2018, the Trinity Oaks Tyler facility was launched making it one of the only active pyrolysis facilities in the world. It didn’t take long for New Hope Energy to start attracting industry attention with global giant Lummus Technology rating their pyrolysis technology as the best in the world. This resulted in a new partnership as the two firms collaborated to create a solution to the waste plastic problem that would soon impact the industry on a global scale.

Unexpectedly, Johnny Combs passed away in May of 2021. However, the vision he cast and the team he assembled continues to evolve and grow. These like-minded, passionate professionals are committed to excellence in everything they do to address the myriad challenges of advanced recycling. Upon completion, the expansion of the Trinity Oaks Tyler plant will be the largest pyrolysis facility in the world.

With a shared desire to honor God in everything, both Johnny and his wife Karen were adamant that this technology must be used to help people. This became the genesis for New Hope Energy, which was founded in 2013.

They began to design their own equipment to best utilize the process of pyrolysis. Since he didn’t have a background in this field, Johnny was able to approach the problems that everyone was encountering with a fresh perspective. With key contributions from other New Hope Energy team members, they were able to produce a new design for a pyrolysis system that was completely unique.

In 2018, the Trinity Oaks Tyler facility was launched making it one of the only active pyrolysis facilities in the world. It didn’t take long for New Hope Energy to start attracting industry attention with global giant Lummus Technology rating their pyrolysis technology as the best in the world. This resulted in a new partnership as the two firms collaborated to create a solution to the waste plastic problem that would soon impact the industry on a global scale.

Unexpectedly, Johnny Combs passed away in May of 2021. However, the vision he cast and the team he assembled continues to evolve and grow. These like-minded, passionate professionals are committed to excellence in everything they do to address the myriad challenges of advanced recycling. Upon completion, the expansion of the Trinity Oaks Tyler plant will be the largest pyrolysis facility in the world.

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What We Do

  • Build Advanced Recycling plants at strategic locations
  • Build Sustainable Trade Zones  
  • Create and operate adaptive businesses equipping the circular economy