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Conference Programme

Chemical Recycling - Beyond Thermal Use of Plastic and other Waste

 Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Opening and Welcome Address

Dieter Vogt & Tilman Bechthold

Session Overview

Chairperson: Dieter Vogt


E. Chesnel, BASF Belgium Coordination Center

Coffee Break

OMV's Holistic Approach to Close the Circular Loop

S. Pirker, OMV Downstream GmbH, Chemicals & Materials/Renewables and Circular Chemicals/Plastic-to-Oil Innovation and Technology Management

Chemical Recycling of Plastic Waste - Opportunity for a Better Circular Economy

M. Seitz1, V. Cepus1, M. Klätte2, D. Thamm1University of Applied Science Merseburg, Merseburg, 2Steinbeis R.T.M., Halle

Lunch Break

Session Biomass

Chairperson: Michael Bender

Keynote | Processing of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Chemicals

N. Dahmen, J. Sauer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Synthesis of Surfactants from Renewable Raw Materials

R. Vitiello, R. Turco, R. Tesser, A. Iadonisi, M. Di Serio, University of Naples Federico II, Department of Chemical Sciences, Naples, Italy

short break

Session Industrial Projects

Chairperson: Michael Bender

Keynote | Carbon2Chem® - Converting Steel Mill Gases into Chemicals

K. Büker, R. Kleinschmidt, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

Coffee Break

Session Pyrolysis & Gasification

Chairperson: Bernd Epple

Keynote | Overview of Pyrolysis and Gasification Technologies for Chemical Recycling of Mixed Plastic and other Waste

L.G. Seidl1, R.P. Lee1,2, M. Gräbner1,2, B. Meyer1, 3, 1Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, 2Fraunhofer IMWS Branch Lab Freiberg "Circular Carbon Technologies",3Center for Efficient High Temperature Processes & Materials Conversion, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

coffee break

Full-Chain Demonstration of Methanol Synthesis from Co-Gasification of Plastic Waste in a Pilot Scale HTW-Gasifier

C. Heinze, J. May, E. Langner, D. Schmidt, J. Kaltenmorgen, J. Ströhle, B. Epple, Institute of Energy Systems and Energy Technology, TU Darmstadt

Conceptual Design of the Gasification of Plastic Waste for the Production of Syngas or Naphta: A Circular Approach from Plastic Waste to Renewed Polymers

I. Rossetti1, A. Tripodi1, F. Conte1, G. Ramis2, 1Università degli Studi di Milano, 2Università degli Studi di Genova

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Perspectives of Waste Management

Chairperson: Harald Häger

Session Pyrolysis & Gasification (cont.)

Chairperson: Harald Häger

Concept Development for Plasma-assisted Chemical Recycling of Problematic Wastes

F. Baitalow1, W. Fu1,2, F. Mehlhose1,2, M. Reinmöller1, B. Meyer1, M. Gräbner1,2, O. Schulze3, R. Merget4, 1TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering, 2Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS, Branch Lab of Fraunhofer IMWS, 3DBI-Virtuhcon Ltd, 4Oerlikon AM Europe GmbH

Investigation of the Pyrolysis of Rigid Polyurethane Foam as a Possibility for Chemical Recycling

P. Rathsack1, A. Herrmann2, S. Eiden3, 1Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS, 2DBI Virtuhcon GmbH, 3Covestro Germany AG

Coffee Break

Session Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC)

Chairperson: Alba Diéguez-Alonso

Keynote | Maximizing Olefin Yields: Fluid Catalytic Cracking as Conversion Technology for Pyrolysis-Oils from Plastic Waste

S. A. Schunk1,2, S. Hemp1,3, CP Kelkar2, D. Köpke2, K.-E. Finger1, S. Wodarz1, M. Paul1, K. Friese2, 1hte GmbH, Heidelberg, 2BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany / BASF Corporation, Iselin, USA, 3Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Inorganic Chemistry, Karlsruhe

Plastic to Petrochemicals - Recycling of Pyrolized Municipal Plastic Waste by FCC Co-Processing

F. Knaus1,2, A. Reichhold1, W. Tesch2, A. Pazos Costa2, H. Lutz1, M. Büchele1, 1Vienna University of Technology, 2ILF Consulting Engineers

Lunch Break

Session Selective Depolymerization (cont.)

Chairperson: Holger Blanke

Keynote | Closed-Loop Recycling of Polyethylene-Like Materials

S. Mecking, Department of Chemistry, University of Konstanz

Recycling Process by Dissolution/polymerization: Giving New Life to Waste Expanded Polystyrene

R. Turco1,2, S. Mallardo2, R. Tesser1, M. Malinconico2, M. Di Serio1, 1University of Naples Federico II, Department of Chemical Sciences, Naples, Italy, 2Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, National Council of Research, Pozzuoli, Italy

Concluding Remarks and Conference Summary

Dieter Vogt & Tilman Bechthold

Subject to change