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Mura Technology Selects EREMA Extruders for their World-First HydroPRS™ Advanced Recycling Flagship Plant ReNew ELP in the UK

11 December 2023

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As Mura is heading towards commissioning and prepares to operate commercially in 2024, we are pleased to announce EREMA as the supplier of the single screw extruder. This is an important link between the MPP (Material Preparation Plant) where the plastic is processed before conversion, and the MPS (Main Process Structure) where Mura creates liquid hydrocarbon products from plastic waste.

Advanced recycling is a growing sector in the circular economy of plastics, whereby plastic waste is broken down to a molecular level for manufacture into new plastics and other products. This allows for a wider range of mixed plastic waste to be recycled than would be possible with mechanical recycling alone.

Mura Technology, a world leader in advanced recycling, developed the unique HydroPRS™ technology where the use of supercritical water makes the process inherently scalable. This is a market-first technology to convert waste plastics into recycled hydrocarbon products for use in the manufacture of new plastics and other petrochemical products. Mura will commence commercial operations at this first site, ReNew ELP, in Teesside, England, in 2024.

Mura has selected EREMA Engineering with its CHEMAREMA® single-screw extrusion-based raw material preparation technology, allowing for robust and energy-efficient material input into HydroPRS™ at scale. EREMA has an unmatched global track record for post-consumer plastic recycling technologies.

The extruder process transforms contaminated, post-consumer mixed plastic waste into well-defined melt streams, in a reliable and energy-efficient way.

Another important benefit of the extruder for Mura’s HydroPRS™ technology is its capability to provide high-temperature melt streams at pressures of up to 300 bar without the additional use of a melt pump and with throughputs of up to 4500kg per hour.

Working with EREMA Engineering offers the Teesside HydroPRS™ site the technologies and services that enable us to recycle plastics that would otherwise be sent to incineration. EREMA brings valuable experience when dealing with difficult-to-handle post-consumer feedstocks. The extruder system will feed our first plant with over 20.000 tonnes per year, providing pressures of up to 300 bar at high melt temperatures. We are now developing additional projects in Germany and the US, whilst EREMA continue to support some of our HydroPRS™ licence holders.”

Richard Daley, Chief Technology Officer.

“By working together with Mura Technology we created a thorough understanding for the needs of chemical recyclers. This allows us to drive our development further, enabling our customers to work with lowest quality mixed plastic waste. This is our contribution to establishing chemical recycling as a complementary technology stream to mechanical recycling, focusing on those feedstocks that would otherwise not be recycled.”

Klaus Lederer, Business Development Manager Chemical Recycling at EREMA Group.

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