German chemical recycling plant under consideration

German chemical recycling plant under considerationBP???s German facility in Gelsenkirchen could soon include a chemical recycling plant (Photo: BP)UK oil giant BP (London; is examining the possibility of building a German plant to chemically recycle plastics at its site in Gelsenkirchen.

Together with a partner, the company could make pyrolysis oil for the production of propylene and ethylene at the refinery, BP???s German subsidiary said. An extension area available northeast of the facility is said to be suitable for the construction of such a plant. To this end, however, a development plan still has to be adjusted, and discussions with the city of Gelsenkirchen are already taking place.

According to Polyglobe database (, BP???s capacity in Gelsenkirchen includes more than 1m t/y for ethylene and 300,000 t for propylene.

???With this project, we are pursuing the goal we have set ourselves to become climate-neutral by 2050 at the latest and to reduce the CO2 intensity of our products,??? refinery manager Jos? Luis Garc??a Galera said. In addition, plant construction would be a commitment to the Gelsenkirchen location, which employs around 2,000 people.

show_html("Polyglobe_en_600x145","","");09.12.2021 [249167-0]

» Publication Date: 09/12/2021

» More Information

« Go to Technological Watch