Shell Builds Pyrolysis Oil Unit to Convert Plastic Waste to Chemicals

The move reflects the oil major's shift from fossil fuels to renewables and low-carbon energy.

Florence Tan, Reuters

Royal Dutch Shell said on Nov. 23 it plans to build a pyrolysis oil upgrader to turn plastic waste into chemical feedstock at its petrochemical complex in Singapore, part of its shift from oil and gas to renewables and low-carbon energy.

The company is also considering building a carbon capture and storage (CCS) regional hub and a 550,000 tonnes per year (tpy) biofuels plant at its 60-year-old Pulau Bukom manufacturing site, one of five remaining energy and chemical parks owned by Shell globally.

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