Xycle – The missing piece of the puzzle in solving the plastic waste problem

Xycle is ready to build its first Dutch plant to convert end-of-life plastics into high grade cracker feedstock. 20 Ktons waste plastics per annum will be converted into 18 million litres liquid hydrocarbons (pyrolysis oil).
The Business is based on proven technology (TRL-level 9) and is operational on various sites in Asia.

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Circular Plastics – Options, Threats and Opportunities for the European Petrochemicals and Plastics Industry


Decarbonization and circular economy – the two megatrends – are reshaping the European petrochemicals and plastics Industry. The presentation will share insights on how these two megatrends are influencing and reshaping the European and Dutch petrochemicals and plastics industries. The insights have significant relevance for the Dutch chemical clusters. The talk will share the 2030 scenarios on plastics production and consumption flows in the Netherlands with potential opportunities, risks, and scale of different recycling technologies – mechanical, pyrolysis, gasification, dissolution, etc.

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Plastic Waste 2 Plastic Conference becomes Circular Chemistry Conference

in 2020 the first edition of the Plastic Waste 2 Plastic Conference took place online. It was a very succesful conference covering chemical recycling and pyrolysis.

Based on the evaluation we decided to expand the conference into a more overall circular chemistry one.

Therefor we have decided to change the name of the conference into the Circular Chemistry Conference.

All the information shared previously will remain accessible on this site.

Sustainable Plastics Now

presentation by Maarten Stolk, Ioniqa, at ONLINE Plastic Waste 2 Plastic Conference, 09 November 2020, 12:00 – 16:15 Central European Time (CET). Register here to attend.

Ioniqa is a start up in the field of depolymerization of PET. Bringing disruptive and innovative solutions to the market is always challenging, especially when the market is transforming. In the presentation various challenges phased by Ioniqa will be covered.

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Thermo chemical recycling of plastic waste

presentation by Berend Vreugdenhil, Senior Scientist, TNO, at ONLINE Plastic Waste 2 Plastic Conference, 09 November 2020, 12:00 – 16:15 Central European Time (CET). Register here to attend.

Waste recycling is key for our future energy system. Today, most of the recycling is done mechanically and the percentages are not too high. The matter of the fact is that with mechanical recycling alone we will not be able to reduce our fossil fuel dependency.

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Promeco for Mechanical and Chemical Recycling

About Promeco
Promeco was esthabilished in 1996, in Como, Italy and we manufacture, on unique proprietary technology, plants and equipment for waste recycling, material recovery or production of finished goods.
We began with pure engineering in the 1990s and moved to construction of single machinery to be used in our plants and process and now we can develop tailored solutions to specific requirements.

We have now about 25 years of experience in technologies for waste recycling and recovery of materials.
Our business is about :

  • Engineering
  • R&D
  • Manufacturing of machinery and turn key plants for waste recycling:
    • Mechanical recycling of plastics and many other materials
    • Chemical recycling for plastics since 2008

Why are you stepping into chemical recycling
Because we were looking for innovative technology to endlessly recycle all plastic waste for a more sustainable and circular economy. We were looking for a reliable alternative to landfill and incinerators for mixed post-consumer plastic waste, which is the most increasing waste worldwide.
We developed a solution for waste plastics that currently cannot be recycled mechanically, e.g. multilayer, multi-material, coloured or film plastics

We have been developping chemical recycling since 2008 when we engineered our “plastic to fuel” plant, which is about the cathalitic conversion of waste plastics into fuel oil, coke and gas.

Our technology is based on cathalitic cracking, which is an improvement of the pyrolysis method.
We use and additive that breaks the complex hydrocarbons into simpler molecules while the temperature conditions reduce to 300-400 degrees and lower pressures of 10-20 psi.
Quantity of yield also increases to almost 80%

What are you offering in chemical recycling
The Promeco patented plastic to fuel plant, that is an high efficiency and continuos process in recycling plastic waste.

The Feedstock is made of post-consumer mixed waste plastics.
The plant is capable of recycling approximately 30 metric tons of plastic waste per day.
Which is about 1,5 ton per hour.

Feedstock features: polymer 80%
Moisture 10%
Not polymer 10%

Yield: 1 kg of polymer = 1litre of hydrocarbon fuel = 5000 kW/H OF ENERGY

The products from out plastic to fuel plant are:
Fuel Oil – that can be directly used as furnace oil and blending for use in generators, pumps, boilers, and marine bunker fuel or can be added to the plastic manufacturing blend
LPG – To generate electricity using power generators
Coke – to be used as solid fuel for burning

The Quality of the output is dependent on the quality of the materials processed. This material should be pre-processed and cleaned, and for this purpose, Promeco can offer the pre-processing plant too.

  • The feedstock we use is available in every country
  • The process has a low environmental impact
  • There are no CO2 (Carbon dioxide) emissions

The products is high efficient and with high profitability
It is a sustainable alternative to fossil derived fuel and replaces crude oil

Such waste plastic-derived fuel can be delivered to a third party plastic manufacturing company to be added to the blend for plastic production in order to have a greener product.

It is used to partly replace crude oil as refinery raw material. The refinery processes can turn the “liquefied” waste plastic into raw material for new plastics and chemicals.

The plastics and chemicals based on chemical recycling are of high quality and can replace products based on virgin fossil resources in any application.
Plastics based on chemical recycling can be used without limitations in several applications.

Visit the Promeco website.

Promeco is partner of the 2020 edition conference.