Chemical recycling enables the chemical industry to produce high-value products such as paints, cosmetics and detergents from low-grade plastic waste, which would otherwise be incinerated or landfilled.
The RMPC will not only increase recycling rates in Europe, but also save CO2 by helping the industry replace the use of fossil fuel-based petrochemicals with plastic waste-based alternatives.
The plant’s annual processing capacity of 350,000,000 kg is equivalent to the amount of plastic packaging that 11 million people in the Netherlands throw away every year. The project is expected to be operational by 2025.
The project partners will handle the offtake of raw material (Clariter, BioBTX), the supply of plastic waste (N+P) and the delivery of technology (Bollegraaf). The RMPC will be in the area of Groningen Seaports. The port aims to be one of Europe’s most efficient circular hubs, where companies will work together to achieve a fully circular economy.
See Chemport Europe’s website for more information.
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