Recycling of Plastics by Waste-to-X – A Power-to-X Contribution for Sectors Coupling
Increasing amounts of waste in Europe, low recycling shares but strict legislative targets about CO2 emissions and recycling quotes request for efficient and low-carbon treatment solutions. Even if low operating/load hours of power generation plants and low electricity market price caused by the feed of volatile electricity from renewable energies are not critical issues as it is, e.g. currently for Waste-to-Energy plants, at least the recycling issue remains. The presentation is about how to make essential and cost-effective contributions towards low-carbon sectors coupling by linking waste treatment, combined heat and power generation, large-scale energy storage, grid service and plastic recycling.This is the story of a multi-solutions tool using a sectorial converter.