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NextChem selected for UAE waste-to-chemicals study

NextChem selected for UAE waste-to-chemicals study
The NextChem offices (photo courtesy NextChem).

Italy-headed industrial group MARIE S.p.A. (previously known as Maire Tecnimont S.p.A.) has announced that MyRechemical, part of the Sustainable Technology Solutions business unit led by its subsidiary NextChem S.p.A has been selected to carry out a waste-to-chemicals feasibility study in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

According to a statement, MyRechemical has been awarded a feasibility study for the integration of its proprietary Waste-to-Syngas technology in a large-scale waste-to-chemicals conversion plant that would transform municipal solid waste (MSW) into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Being developed by Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer) and US-headed carbon recycling technology company LanzaTech Inc., this is the first major project in the UAE aimed at producing up to 120,000 tonnes per year of SAF.

MyRechemical would provide the gasification unit to transform solid waste streams into synthesis gas (syngas), and the syngas would be converted into low-carbon ethanol and then to SAF using technology provided by LanzaTech, and its subsidiary LanzaJet Inc., respectively.

We are happy to participate in the first waste-to-chemicals initiative in the UAE. This achievement further confirms our commitment to valorizing alternative feedstocks contributing concretely to the reduction of the carbon footprint in the aviation sector. This happens in a country like UAE where we boast a long-standing presence in the transformation of natural resources, and which is now open to sustainable innovation, commented Giacomo Rispoli, CEO of MyRechemical.

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