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SOCAR Turkey, Middle East Technical University to carry out chemical recycling of plastic waste

Business Materials 27 January 2021 16:56
SOCAR Turkey, Middle East Technical University to carry out chemical recycling of plastic waste

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27

By Fidan Babayeva - Trend:

Ar-Ge Research-Innovation Center of SOCAR Turkey (an affiliate of Azerbaijani State Oil Company) will conduct chemical recycling of plastic waste jointly with the Turkish Middle East Technical University (ODTU), Trend reports referring to the company.

According to the company, the goal of the project is to make plastic waste usable through innovative technologies by recycling it into raw materials.

"The Research-Development Center, created by the largest Turkish foreign direct investor SOCAR Turkey with the aim of producing progressive, sustainable, environmentally friendly products and developing digital technologies, is launching a joint project with the Middle East Technical University for the secondary chemical processing of plastic waste," said the company.

As part of the project, employees of SOCAR Turkey Ar-Ge and the University will conduct research in the direction of recycling and sustainable production of plastic raw materials by converting waste into primary components. The project’s implementation will be an important step towards the development of basic technologies, which, on the one hand, will conserve natural resources, and on the other, will contribute to the periodic economy.

Bilal Guliyev, Director General of the Center, noted that through the project, which will last 3 years, SOCAR Turkey will be able to develop its unique methods and technologies.

"As soon as a decision is made to implement the project on an industrial scale, we plan to supply raw materials from companies involved in waste management. Thanks to this project, it will be possible to use the waste generated in SOCAR. As a result of the secondary chemical processing of plastic waste, an alternative source will appear for naphtha. Thus, on the one hand, we strive to contribute to the creation of new jobs that will ensure stability in the economy, and on the other hand, the stability of SOCAR Turkey," the company pointed out.

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