Italy, Sarno (PRT)
Testing a symbiotic operation of a gasifier with a chemical reactor
Solid recovered fuel (SRF) included currently non-recyclable plastics
The Italian circular value chain selected as demo-site places its core developments in Rome. The concept relies on the combination of a gasification process based on a rotatory kiln reactor and a ZEB process to produce dimethyl ether, which will be then processed to produce olefins. PLASTICE will demonstrate a symbiotic operation of a gasifier with a chemical reactor for the syngas post-treatment. In this way, it is possible to obtain valuable products (i.e. ethylene and DME) on a single and autothermic process.
To valorise plastic wastes used in low value applications (waste-to-energy) to produce high value chemicals (DME and olefins).
To combine the gasification with direct syngas chemical treatment to obtain the desired products, reducing the steps of the processes, increasing energy efficiency, and reducing costs.
To create social awareness, best practices and standards around the new process.