iCAREPLAST plastic recycling process will combine pyrolysis, catalytic treatment and membrane separation technologies to obtain high added-value chemicals: (alkyl-) aromatics, that can be used for the production of virgin-quality polymers or as raw materials for other processes.
To ensure efficiency and sustainability of the process, advanced control techniques will be applied making use of meaningful indicators defined taking into account LCA and LCC analyses.
Hydrocarbon-rich side-streams will be recovered for energy valorisation through oxy-fuel combustion integrated with CO2 capture, improving energy sustainability and avoiding GHG emissions. The valorisation of by-products (coke and CO2) will contribute to economic sustainability of the process (zero-waste).
iCAREPLAST addresses the cost and energy-efficient recycling of a large fraction of today’s non-recyclable plastics and composites. The process combines chemical routes (catalytic and separation steps) to produce valuable chemicals.