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.

A presentation by Arie van Vliet, projectmanager at Xycle.

About Xycle
Following a 12-year process, the developers of Xycle are about to build a plant in the Netherlands that will sustainably convert 20 Ktonnes of non-recyclable plastic into high-quality feedstock every year
We have developed a fully circular process whereby plastics are transformed back into raw materials to produce virgin quality plastics.

As we all know, plastic waste is a huge global problem for the environment. Unfortunately, less than a quarter of all plastic waste is currently being recycled. This means that the rest of our plastic waste ends up in landfill, being incinerated or dumped as waste in the environment. If we continue to produce new plastic, not only will our use of natural resources increase, but also our CO2 emissions. And the ‘mountain’ of plastic waste will just keep getting bigger.

We can do better than this. And believe that chemical recycling is an essential part of the puzzle in solving the plastic issue. It represents a sustainable solution for plastics that cannot be mechanically recycled. We have developed a fully circular process whereby plastics are transformed back into raw materials to produce virgin quality plastics.

Xycle is a joint venture of NoWIT, Patpert and Vopak.

Arie van Vliet is speaker at the 2022 edition of the Circular Chemistry Conference.

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