Transforming thermoplastics into gasoline

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Applications: Thermoplastic recycling

Around 79% of yearly produced plastics reach landfills, while just 9% get recycled. Chemical recycling offers promise, transforming plastic waste into valuable products. This innovation focuses on an energy-efficient process, catalytically breaking down polyolefins into fuels. It aims to overcome the challenge of selective and efficient plastic decomposition, paving the way for sustainable solutions.

Features Benefits
  • Capable of producing high quality gasoline fuel directly from a mixture of polyolefins.
  • Allows thermal plastics to be converted into valuable products without previous separation.
  • Hydrocarbons typically found in gasoline (C5-C12 hydrocarbons) can be selectively produced at high yields.
  • Higher product yield and selectivity compared to current chemical recycling methods, such as pyrolysis.
  • The process can be carried out at milder temperatures than existing chemical recycling methods.
  • Scalable to industry due to the reduced energy consumption and lower costs.
  • Capable of proceeding without deactivation.
  • Increased catalyst lifetime.


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