- Shell joins as equity partner with Air Liquide, Enerkem, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam.
- The proposed project in Rotterdam will be the first of its kind in Europe to make valuable chemicals and bio-fuels out of non-recyclable waste materials.
The waste-to-chemicals project has shared its knowledge, experience and vision on the factory of the future during a seminar on December 6.
A consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, Nouryon (previously AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed a development agreement for the initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemicals plant in Rotterdam. The aim is that this will be the first plant of this type in Europe to offer a sustainable alternative for waste incineration, by converting plastic and mixed waste into new raw materials for industry.