Zeopore's innovation for higher-performance cracking of distilled oil fractions also serves as a fundament in new emerging applications, such as the conversions of complicated feedstocks such as biomass or waste plastics. Zeopore’s highly tunable mesoporization technologies are an enabling component in attaining an efficient catalytic conversion of these heavy molecules. Within this field, Zeopore Technologies actively contributes to an alternative to fossil fuels, and to integrated chemical recycling of polymer waste streams.
Next to mechanical conversion, several developments and pilot efforts are ongoing regarding the chemical conversion of plastic waste, as a major technology to reduce waste incineration, and enable closing the loop for plastics. Zeolites are a key catalyst ingredient for such processes, and mesoporisation is essential to have such catalysts performing effectively and economically.
Also for the processing of biorenewable feedstocks, mesoporised zeolites are a key component in making such biochemicals in an effective and cost-competitive way. Zeopore is convinced that mesoporised zeolites will become an essential component in the new era of a sustainable chemical industry.
Alcohols, such as methanol and ethanol, play a significant role as platform molecules and can be converted into many other valuable molecules. The use of methanol conversion is increasing rapidly as it can be sourced sustainably and its conversion yields olefins can be used to produce polymers. A press release is available, which explains the impact of Zeopore catalysts in methanol-to-olefins conversions.