Polynspire is a project that aims to demonstrate that polyurethane waste, among other materials, can be used to obtain new polyols, which can be applied primarily in the production of mattresses and furniture. One way of doing this is to use chemical recycling along with two different technologies, magnetic particles and microwaves, in order to increase the performance of the chemical recycling processes.
With Polynspire, we seek recycling alternatives for polyurethane, a material that currently has a very low rate of recovery, in order to decrease the amount of this material that ends up in landfills.
The project will last four years and includes the participation of another 21 European companies and organizations within the framework of the SPIRE H2020 project.
Through innovative and efficient solutions, we can recycle plastic materials, both from post-consumer origin, which have reached the end of their useful life, as well from post-industrial origin, which was produced during the transformation process from raw materials to final products.
The project addresses 100% waste containing streams, ensuring the recycling of at least a 50% of total plastics containing polyurethane and polyamide, which leads to a 30% and 40% direct and indirect CO2 emissions reduction compared to virgin polymer.
Fossil fuel reduction in the case of polyurethane
Fossil fuel reduction in the case of polyamide
Fuels from urban waste
We recover leftover energy from urban waste that has reached the end of its useful life in order to produce fuels.
We obtain new polyolefins from recycled materials, while guaranteeing top quality and functionality.
We bring renewable energy generation to the point of consumption by creating solar communities.
Drilling mud management
We transform drilling mud waste into new fuels by applying thermal desorption techniques.
We transform plastic waste into circular polyolefins that feature the same quality and functionality of virgin materials.
Lubricants formulated with regenerated bases
We use base oils derived from the regeneration of used oils to produce new lubricants.
Waste treatment in exploration and production operations
We apply bioremediation and compost techniques to make use of waste.
Reusing asset equipment
We extend the useful life of our asset equipment by reusing it in our own operations or those of other companies.
Reusing water from urban wastewater treatment plants
We reuse water from urban wastewater treatment plants to reduce the amount of fresh water consumed.