Catalytic Upcycling of Polyolefins
This project's overall objective is to integrate catalysis, reaction engineering with process design, and technoeconomic analysis to allow waste polyolefins to be a viable feedstock to produce chemicals and monomers. Upon completion, this project will deliver a low-temperature catalytic process for upgrading pyrolysis oils from waste polyolefins to chemical intermediates. This project will reduce primary feedstock by 2.0 million metric tons (MMT) of polyolefins, 20 PJ energy reduction, 1.005 MMCO2e. Assumptions based on utilization of 10% of PP and LPDE in MSW.