Pyrolysis company Agilyx signed a joint-venture deal with AmSty, a major producer of polystyrene and styrene monomer. Separately, Agilyx entered an agreement to provide feedstock for jet fuel production.
When it comes to chemical recycling techniques for scrap polystyrene, some companies break the plastic down into its component monomers, and others dissolve it without cutting the polymer chains.
Canada’s largest city conducted a pilot project last year to find a consistent outlet for densified foam polystyrene. The effort reached a clear conclusion, but it wasn’t good news.
Global petrochemicals company Total has partnered with a startup that dissolves and recovers EPS for recycling. Officials from both companies recently provided more details about the deal.