CERMR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to conduct research and development to advance environmentally responsible recyclability of end-of-life hydrocarbon materials and to advance the re-purposing of by-products for commercial use, consistent with the new circular economy. By-products include clean syngas, hydrogen, rare earth elements and various metals. The organization solicits financial support from government and non-governmental entities to build and operate an R&D facility in Youngstown, Ohio. In cooperation with Youngstown State University (YSU), the R&D facility will be used as an educational and work-place skills development center for students and their preparation of entry into the workplace associated with end-of-life material recycling science and technology. A new YSU curriculum will focus on the science, technology and economics of end-of-life materials with the goal to place YSU at the forefront of addressing the global recycling environmental crisis. Logo for Youngstown State University

Our Mission

To provide scientific and economical non-incineration technology solutions for environmentally responsible recycling and repurposing of end-of-life materials.

Our Purpose

The organization will advance the science, technology, economic and environmental understanding of the recyclability of materials for purposes of further commercial usefulness and to reduce or eliminate their negative impacts on the environment.

The work of CERMR puts the U.S. at the forefront of technology leadership globally, creates a new industry, technology-related high paying jobs, investment, and future export revenues. CERMR is in alignment with U.S. Department of Energy priorities such as the Plastics Innovation Challenge and the Appalachia Energy Hub, work force development, and serving a depressed economic area.

The facility and its work provide the U.S. the most expedient and cost-effective solution to the waste plastics and materials crisis, including ocean wastes recycling, and achieving the national security priority of U.S. rare earth elements independence.

Center for Environmentally Responsible Materials Recycling

1776 K St NW STE 720
Washington, DC 20006

(888) 97-CERMR