OMV announces large-scale chemical recycling plant
The large-scale plant for processing 200,000 tons of plastic waste annually is to be built at the Schwechat site.
Austrian petrochemical group OMV says it plans to build the plant at its Schwechat refinery site by 2027. OMV has been operating a pilot plant for chemical recycling based on the group's own "ReOil" technology there for some time. Since its commissioning four years ago, a total of more than 1,000 tons of plastic waste have been processed in the pilot plant, according to OMV. Before the end of 2023, the company said, construction of a second, larger chemical recycling demonstration plant, which will process 16,000 metric tons of plastic waste annually, will be completed and the facility will come on line. The input material for the announced large-scale plant is to come from a sorting facility planned jointly with Germany's Interzero in Walldürn in the north of Baden-Württemberg. However, the final investment decision for the construction of the sorting plant has not yet been made, according to OMV.
- Kunststoff Information (March 1, 2023)
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