OMV invests in "ReOil" plant.

OMV invests in "ReOil" plant.

13.01.2022

The demonstration plant for the chemical recycling of plastic waste is to go into operation next year.

According to the Austrian oil, gas and chemicals group OMV (Vienna), the demonstration plant based on "ReOil" technology at the Schwechat site will process 16,000 tons of plastic waste per year. The input material will be plastic waste collected in Austria that is difficult to recycle, such as food and confectionery packaging or coffee cups that are unsuitable for mechanical recycling. According to OMV, the "ReOil" process converts the plastic waste into synthetic raw materials for the petrochemical industry, from which basic chemicals and plastics can be produced again. The group then plans to build a large-scale plant with a capacity of 200,000 metric tons per year in 2026. Together with its subsidiary Borealis (Vienna), OMV has been operating a pilot plant in Schwechat since 2018 that can reportedly convert 100 kilograms of waste plastics into 100 liters of synthetic raw material per hour.

 

Sources:

  • Euwid Recycling und Entsorgung 1/2022 (Jan. 11, 2022)
  • KI (Jan. 7, 2022)
  • Photo: @ OMV

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