Under the terms of the agreement, Dow will design and engineer a new 10,000 ton per year market development unit at its Terneuzen site in the Netherlands. The development unit will make use of Haldor Topsoe’s PureStep technology to purify pyrolysis oil feedstock from waste plastics and advance the technology for industrial-scale purification of circular feedstocks to develop circular plastics.
Decarbonizing basic chemicals — 4.6 million dollars in funding from the Dutch government will allow Dow, Shell and two new partners to push forward on their previous plans to develop steam crackers heated by electricity, for CO2-free production of ethylene.
As many as eleven companies are supporting the large-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in Houston in order to decarbonize industrial units in the region. Together they are planning to potentially capture and safely store up to 50 million metric tons of CO2 per year by 2030 and about 100 million metric tons by 2040.
With an aim to meet the growing demand for methyl acrylate in North America and the world, Dow has plans to expand its methyl acrylate production capacity in the US Gulf coast. In this background, a new 50 kiloton nameplate capacity of methyl acrylate will be produced at St. Charles Operations in Louisiana, USA.
Under the Circular Plastics Fund, Dow, Lyondell Basell, and Nova Chemicals have teamed up to accelerate investment in plastics recycling infrastructure. The Fund invites businesses across the plastics value chain to join in advancing the recovery and recycling of plastics in the U.S. and Canada.