MOSCOW (MRC) -- Haldor Topsoe and Acron Group have signed a MoU with the purpose of jointly working within green technologies area. The MoU includes initiatives within joint development of technologies aimed to reduce GHG emissions (СО2 and N2O) at the existing production sites of Acron Group and development of promising projects for new products with minimum environmental impact, according to Hydrocarbonprocessing.
Acron Engineering, a Russian engineering research center, which is a part of Acron Group, will be engaged in the work.
Aleksandr Popov, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Acron PJSC, says: “Acron Group continues to introduce the ESG principles to the production operations of its facilities. We are happy to partner with Topsoe, the recognized technology leader in the industry. We expect our cooperation to result in break-through solutions in green technology use, which will reduce the environmental load and improve the overall eco-efficiency of the Group’s facilities.”
As MRC reported earlier, in October 2021, Dow (Midland, Michigan), the world's petrochemical major, and Haldor Topsoe partnered to promote the circular economy. About 300 million tons of plastic waste is produced every year on a global scale. The partnership between Dow and Topsoe marks a new initiative to efficiently convert waste plastics to circular plastics, keeping them out of the environment and responsibly reclaiming their value.
Plans include Dow to proceed with the design and engineering for a 10,000 ton per year market development unit using Haldor Topsoe’s PureStepTM technology to purify pyrolysis oil feedstock derived from waste plastics for use in circular products. Dow’s development unit will advance the technology for industrial-scale purification of circular feedstocks, which will be used to meet strong market demand for circular polyethylene (PE).
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 2,265,290 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2021, up by 14% year on year. Shipments of all grades of ethylene polymers increased.