Basf and Sulzer Chemtech Partner for Sustainable Solutions

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BASF and Sulzer Chemtech (GTC Technology) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance technology for renewable fuels and chemically recycled plastics, expanding the partners' range of sustainable solutions.

The companies have formed a strategic alliance to lower renewable diesel and aviation fuel carbon footprints. They will also encourage the development of new, low-cost chemical processing technologies to improve the conversion of waste plastic into new plastics.

Sulzer Chemtech's skills in licenced processing methods and mass transfer equipment are combined with BASF's cutting-edge high-performance adsorbents and catalysts in this collaboration.

Sulzer Chemtech, a well-known licensor of process technologies for renewable fuels and chemical recycling of plastics, is leading efforts to mobilise resources that will assist global producers in meeting their net-zero goals. 

BASF Process Catalysts is spearheading several projects targeted at converting plastic waste into a secondary raw material, such as its recently created PuriCycle® portfolio, as well as offering adsorbent and catalytic materials for the production of clean and sustainable fuels.

Detlef Ruff, Senior Vice President, Process Catalysts at BASF, said:

"Global plastic pollution and mobility are challenges that we can help to solve by joining forces with partners. This is why we at BASF are involved in key strategic collaborations aimed at protecting our planet's resources and transforming the way we do business. We are excited to work with Sulzer Chemtech and use our combined strengths to address plastic pollution and drive the adoption of more sustainable fuels.”

Torsten Wintergerste, President of Sulzer Chemtech, said: 

“Our process technology development team is continuously looking at new ways to support more sustainable, circular practices. The MoU with BASF allows us to broaden the scope of our portfolio and will lead to improved value offerings in both renewable fuels and the plastics recycling value chain. We look forward to working together to deliver advanced technologies that help our customers accelerate their path to net zero carbon emissions.”

Source: BASF

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