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Recycling of complicated plastic waste into chemicals and energy

From an environmental perspective, many complex plastic waste streams need to be lifted at least one step higher in the waste staircase, ie. chemical recycling instead of energy recovery or landfill.

The aim of this project is to develop methods that enable circular material flows the constituents of these complex wastes. High temperature gasification of plastic waste enables the production of synthesis gas, which can be used in the manufacture of new plastic raw material. The project will study gasification of at least three problematic plastic waste under different operating conditions. The objective is that the yield of useful synthesis gas products (CO and H2) should exceed 75% on an energy basis. In addition, the project will map how halogens and metals are present in the process in order to propose suitable recycling strategies for these as well.


Summary

Project name

Recycling of complicated plastic waste

Status

Active

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Project start

Duration

2 years

Total budget

4 548 820

Partner

Umeå universitet, Stena Metall, Smurfit Kappa

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