A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed between BASF and Sulzer Chemtech (GTC Technology) provides for the future collaboration between the two on the advancement of technologies enabling further expansion of the partners’ portfolio of sustainable solutions.
The companies have agreed to enter a strategic partnership both to reduce the carbon intensity of renewable diesel and aviation fuel and drive the development of innovative, cost-effective chemical processing solutions to improve the conversion of plastic waste into new plastics.
The collaboration will see the integration of Sulzer Chemtech’s capabilities in licensed processing technologies and mass transfer equipment with BASF’s expertise in high-performance adsorbents and catalysts.
“Our process technology development team is continuously looking at new ways to support more sustainable, circular practices,” explained Torsten Wintergerste, President at Sulzer Chemtech. “The MoU with BASF allows us to broaden the scope of our portfolio and will lead to improved value offerings in both renewable fuels and the plastics recycling value chain.”
Sulzer Chemtech is an established licensor for process technologies for renewable fuels and chemical recycling of plastics; BASF Process Catalysts, the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts, is behind a variety of initiatives aimed at turning plastic waste into a secondary raw material, for example with its newly developed PuriCycle portfolio, as well as providing adsorbent and catalytic materials to produce clean and renewable fuels.
Collaboration is key in addressing global challenges such as plastic pollution and mobility.
“We are excited to work with Sulzer Chemtech and use our combined strengths to address plastic pollution and drive the adoption of more sustainable fuels,” said Detlef Ruff, Senior Vice President, Process Catalysts at BASF.