Sarriguren (Navarra) October 13, 2022.-Last Tuesday took place the kick-off meeting of the PIROPLAX project, which deals with the development of an Integrated technology for the chemical recycling of mixed plastic wastes, yielding mono-aromatic compounds (BTX type –i.e. benzene, toluene, xylenes derived-) as main products, through fast pyrolysis technology. These BTX compounds are chemical building blocks vastly used as precursors for the synthesis of new chemical compounds, including plastics.
PIROPLAX is a collaborative project of the Government of Navarre, coordinated by ADItech, which has as partners the Public University of Navarra (UPNA) and CENER (National Renewable Energy Centre), which is the technical leader, and will participate in the 4 planned phases of the project, leading 3 of them.
Professors Sophia A. Korili and Antonio Gil, INAMAT2 Researchers, and Ana M. Hernández-Giménez, Senior Researcher, and Vicente López, responsible for Innovation in the Area of Biomass at CENER, participated in the kick-off meeting.
The PIROPLAX project is expected to last 26 months, ending up in November 2024.