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Dow's Challenge on Pyrolysis Circular Feedstock

Updated: Aug 5, 2021

Dow is looking for solutions to turn mixed plastic waste back into reusable circular feedstock.


To deliver on our promise to develop a truly circular experience to Dow’s customers, Dow believes in radically investing in new technologies, infrastructure and partnerships. An important challenge for circularity, especially for mixed waste plastics, is the ability to turn mixed plastic waste back into reusable circular feedstock for producing truly circular polymers or other circular chemicals. The objective of this challenge therefore is to develop an energy efficient (catalytic) pyrolysis technology that can take waste plastics and turn it into a good quality liquid pyrolysis oil that can be used to replace fossil feedstocks for making new plastics or other circular chemicals. Dow is willing to facilitate proof of concepts for interested teams and to provide additional guidance to challenge finalists showing significant progress. In case of sufficient quantity and quality of the pyrolysis circular feedstock produced, Dow may elect to test the product and share the results with the producing team. For this the pyrolysis circular feedstock will need to be liquid, without wax and preferably without other contaminants.

Dow wishes the contestants the best of luck with their challenge

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Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and

collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.





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