MOSCOW (MRC) -- Encina Development Group, a producer of circular chemicals from waste materials, announced that it has secured a total of USD55 MM of equity capital, which included participation from institutional investors IMM Investment Global and SW Recycle Fund through a USD32 MM private placement, said Hydrocarbonprocessing.
The private placement was oversubscribed following strong institutional support. IMM Global will join the company’s board of directors as a result of their investment. Encina will use the newly secured capital, in addition to USD20 MM in earlier secured equity financing, to move forward with the commercialization of its plastic waste-to-aromatics recycling business.
Encina’s circular chemical products are marketed to global customers who adhere to ISCC+ certification standards, and who are seeking to manufacture end products requiring circular content in their products. Current projects include planned facilities in the U.S., as well as offshore projects in Asia and South America. Each of the facilities is expected to process approximately 450,000 tpy of plastic waste material.
"We would like to thank all of our shareholders for their strong support, and faith in our management team. We are committed to deploying our technology to capture waste streams such as plastic scrap, which would have been harmful to the environment through possible incineration, land filled, or ocean waste – which can now be reclaimed and used as feedstock to produce circular chemicals to help foster better environmental outcomes for everyone on a global basis,” said Mr. David Schwedel, Founder and Executive Director for Encina.
Youngjoon Lee, CEO and Managing Partner of IMM Global said, “we are excited to partner with Encina to further drive the company’s growth plan, and we are aligned with their goals to help foster a circular economy on a global basis. Encina has a world class management team, operating technology, and a scalable platform that is well positioned to expand at multiple locations in the coming years."
As per MRC, Encina Development Group (Encina; The Woodlands, Texas) and Flint Hills Resources say they are exploring a collaboration to produce renewable chemicals and fuels from plastic waste. The two have signed a non-binding term sheet that proposes construction of a facility in Corpus Christi, Texas. Flint Hills would market the aromatic products produced at the Encina Corpus Christi facility and work with its affiliates to market renewable aromatic products from other Encina plants in the US.