22 Feb The First Delivery of Pyrolyse Olie for SABIC unloaded – the first step witin the circular economy
On the 11th of January, the first truck with Pyrolise oil from Spain arrived at Koole Tankstorage Botlek to be unloaded. The truck already arrived one day earlier for sampling, so it was known in advance with which ratio the NAFTA should be unloaded to stay within the specifications of the end product.
The unloading of the first 10 tons went smoothly. The driver who collected the product in Spain was very pleased with the welcome at both the loading locations and Koole Terminal. In both cases he was very warmly received, at Koole a SABIC team was even waiting for him so they could witness this milestone for the Pyrolise project of SABIC. For the Sabic team this was the closures of an hectic 6 months to get this project on track.
Pyrolise Oil is very special as it originates from used plastic. Ten tons of Pyrolize oil is made from thirteen tons of old plastic. This oil is added to the raw material for their production by chemical company Sabic and used again for making plastic. Despite the fact that the product was new to the terminal, the acceptance process was quick and efficient because of regular and good communication with the customer.
This project is a perfect example of the circular economy, where waste from a product is used to produce a high-quality equivalent product again! Koole management is convinced that the role of products in the renewable and circular economy will only increase in the future and also welcomes developments from an environmental perspective. Koole Tankstorage Botlek is therefore proud that they can play an important role in this supplychain of SABIC.