PKN Orlen has signed a letter of intent and a feasibility study contract with KBR, a technology and engineering services provider, with which it analyzes the possibility of using Hydro-PRTSM technology in the implementation of chemical recycling projects for plastics, the company said.
“We are a responsible company that has a real impact on the protection of the natural environment, which is why we are committed to the implementation of the goals of sustainable development. By undertaking cooperation with KBR, we are taking another important step in this direction. The technology we are analyzing is to enable the recycling of plastic waste and the use of raw materials obtained in this way for the production of petrochemical and refining products. It will be our response to global trends related to environmental protection, which will at the same time contribute to building the value of the concern in the long term, ”said President Daniel Obajtek.
Cooperation between PKN Orlen and KBR will be based on the use of the Hydro-PRTSM technology licensed by KBR. It involves the processing of waste plastics into liquid and gaseous products, which can then be processed and used in the production of chemicals, monomers and polymers. The signed letter of intent and the contract for the feasibility study assume that KBR will take an active part in the implementation of the project tailored to the needs of the Orlen Group and will provide the required technical support and expert knowledge.