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Agilyx and NextChem to Develop Chemical Recycling Facilities Globally


Agilyx Corporation and NextChem have entered into an agreement to support the development of facilities globally. This agreement combines Agilyx’s pyrolysis technology with NextChem’s expertise, as one of the leaders in licensing, implementation, and EPC services for plastics recycling solutions.
Project to Utilize Pyrolysis Tech.
Under the agreement, NextChem will act as a technology and EPC partner for Agilyx. The aim of this partnership is to accelerate the implementation of chemical recycling facilities globally, utilizing Agilyx advanced pyrolysis technology in the conversion of mixed waste plastic into circular olefins and circular fuels. With a longstanding expertise in the advanced recycling of plastics, Agilyx’s proprietary chemical recycling process can turn post-use plastics back into their original chemical components for continued use, increasing the recovery of plastics that cannot be recycled with traditional recycling processes.
Companies to Develop Chemical Recycling Projects for Third Parties
The scope of the partnership, in its first phase, is to develop a series of chemical recycling projects for third parties. The initial focus will be on two already identified projects, one in Europe and one in South America. Furthermore, the agreement would represent an opportunity for co-investments in specific projects in order to accelerate the overall commercial pipeline.
We are proud to include this new partnership with Agilyx into our portfolio and further develop our basket of technological solutions for the circular economy, that already include Upcycling, waste to chemicals, waste to fuels, polymerization and now also thermochemical conversion (pyrolysis). We are strongly committed to finding solutions for plastics sustainability along its life-cycle and to enabling a new circular, low carbon economy," commented Pierroberto Folgiero, CEO of Maire Tecnimont Group and NextChem.
This alliance represents an acceleration for Agilyx to expand our footprint and implement our advanced recycling technology globally,” said Tim Stedman, Agilyx CEO.



Publication date: 19/03/2021

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