It is the ambition of BioBTX to commercialise technologies that enable efficient and effective production of sustainable BTX from low value residual streams, like waste plastic and non-food biomass streams. The EFRO valorisation project is oriented at scaling up the BioBTX ICCP technology for conversion of waste plastic streams on lab scale and the existing BioBTX pilot plant.
This project is executed within the EFRO framework. The main objectives are:
- Adaptation of the existing BioBTX pilot plant to allow for processing of mixed waste plastic streams into sustainable benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) chemicals.
- Define the optimal process and operational parameters for scaling up the conversion of mixed waste plastic streams by research, development, and validation on lab and pilot scale.
- Development of innovative processes for conversion of mixed and laminated waste plastic streams to benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) chemicals.
Within the EFRO project, BioBTX has partnered with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG). We work closely with the department of Chemical Engineering (ENTEG), headed by prof. dr. H.J. Heeres.
The EFRO project is supported by the province of Groningen, The Northern Netherlands Provinces Alliance (SNN), Europees Fonds voor Regionale Ontwikkeling (EFRO), and the European Union (EU).