Honeywell’s plastic chemical recycling technology to be used for plant in Turkey


Turkey’s Biotrend Energy will use Honeywell’s UpCycle Process Technology to construct the first plastic chemical recycling facility in the country.

It will convert mixed waste plastics into recycled polymer feedstock and will have a 30,000 tonnes per year capacity.


Honeywell UOP will provide engineering and technical services, including startup, commissioning and technical support services during the plant’s lifetime.

Both Honeywell and Biotrend Energy hope this will be the first of a number of plants they will develop in Turkey.

Biotrend Energy currently processes 4.5 million tonnes of waste across Turkey each year at 18 facilities, but it only recycles a low volume of plastics with most converted into refuse derived fuel or sent to landfill.

Its chief executive Osman Nuri Vardi said: “Biotrend Energy is a leading player in the waste management sector in Turkey that is investing in a sustainable circular economy. I have full confidence that we will lead the sector in this field with Honeywell.

“Biotrend Energy’s experience in waste management, supported by Honeywell’s technology, will contribute to Biotrend Energy’s sustainability efforts.”