Thermochemical recycling

The goal of this programme is to improve the quality of thermochemical recycling techniques. One way this will be done is by converting residual streams that otherwise cannot be properly recycled to BTX and to olefins, and by focusing on demos and a showcase.

Scaling up projects

The following is envisioned for scaling up thermochemical recycling:

  • Demo facility for thermal cracking of waste to high-grade aromatics BTX
  • Demo facility for thermal cracking of waste to olefins

Showcase Producing plastic from waste streams

In this showcase centered in thermochemical recycling, an innovation programme is being implemented to demonstrate that it is possible to close the plastics chain on an industrial scale. Thermochemical recycling technologies considered are pyrolysis, thermal cracking and gasification. Conversion can convert the plastic waste streams into raw materials for the plastics industry.