Avangard Innovate becomes first recycler in North America to use Honeywell technology for plastics recycling
Honeywell intends to form a joint venture with Avangard Innovative to co-own and operate a facility within Avangard's NaturaPCR complex in Waller, Texas. The facility will use Honeywell's UpCycle Process Technology to transform end-of-life plastic waste into recycled polymer feedstock that can be used to create new plastics.
The planned advanced recycling plant is expected to have the capacity to transform 30,000 metric tons of mixed waste plastics into Honeywell recycled polymer feedstock per year. Production is anticipated to begin in 2023.
When used in conjunction with other chemical and mechanical recycling processes, along with improvements to collection and sorting, Honeywell's UpCycle Process Technology has the potential to increase the amount of plastic waste that can be recycled from 15 percent to 90 percent.
The joint venture expands the UpCycle Process Technology footprint, building on Honeywell's intent to form a joint venture with Sacyr. That joint venture would build an advanced recycling plant in Andalucía, Spain. That facility is expected to have the capacity to transform 30,000 metric tons per year of mixed waste plastics into Honeywell Recycled Polymer Feedstock.
"Working with Honeywell on a joint advanced recycling plant allows Avangard Innovative to reinforce its mission to preserve and protect the environment by targeting zero waste to landfill," said Rick Perez, CEO, Avangard Innovative. "The Honeywell solution employs a modular approach to plant design, enabling a straightforward deployment and installation while striking the right balance between economy of scale and amount of waste plastic generated locally."