Oil giant Shell and Bangkok-based chemical recycler Corsair have signed a pyrolysis oil feedstock agreement.
Corsair operates a chemical recycling facility in Bangkok with an output of around 1 million litres of pyrolysis oil a month. It converts daily household plastic waste into what it calls advanced bio-oil.
The feedstock will be delivered to Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Singapore, Shell’s only energy and chemicals park in Asia. Shell is building a pyrolysis oil upgrader unit at the Pulau Bukom facility, which it expects to be the largest in Asia with a capacity of 50,000 tonnes per year.
The pyrolysis oil will be used to manufacture chemicals typically used in a wide variety of products, according to Corsair, including cleaning products, textiles, and food packaging.