The Netherlands: Circular Economy Sabic to Build Facility to Increase Pyrolysis Oil Production
Sabic has announced the construction of the semi-commercial plant in the firm’s Geleen campus in The Netherlands. The facility is expected to be operational by 2021 and will begin by offering materials to the company’s downstream collaborators.
Saudi Arabia – Sabic recently outlined intentions for its Trucircle initiative to help close the loop on plastic recycling with global business figures and policy makers at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Sabic’s Trucircle solutions encompasses the company’s circular materials and technologies including certified circular polymers from the chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste; certified bio-based renewable polymers; new polycarbonate (PC) based on certified renewable feedstock; and mechanical recycled polymers.
Yousef Al-Benyan, Sabic Vice Chairman and CEO, said: “Sabic is moving forward with a semi-commercial facility that will increase the production of pyrolysis oil from plastic waste. We expect this facility, located at Sabic’s Geleen campus in The Netherlands, will be operational by 2021.”
The output from the facility will initially provide materials for Sabic’s downstream collaborators but the long term intention is to rapidly scale up the supply of its certified circular polymers for all global customers.
The company’s commitment to using more plastic waste as feedstock for its circular polymers runs parallel to its 2020 ambition to increase the uptake of recycled plastic from mechanical recycling. Sabic is determined to increase the amount of plastic it processes in Europe to 200Kt by 2025, in line with an EU Commission pledge.
The firm has also been actively collaborating in international initiatives that can improve the circularity of material usage and unlock new sustainability opportunities.