TotalEnergies has produced chemically recycled plastics for the first time in the United States at its polypropylene plant in La Porte, Texas, the company has announced.
The feedstock was provided by New Hope Energy's chemical recycling facility in Tyler, Texas. It uses a patented pyrolysis technology developed in partnership with Lummus Technology to process and convert mixed plastic waste. New Hope’s location in Tyler has been operational since 2018 and will inform the company as it expands to create a much larger location along the Texas Gulf Coast. TotalEnergies signed a feedstock agreement with New Hope for 100,000 tonnes of recycled plastics sent through the new facility each year.