Lummus Forms Green Circle Business

15.10.2020 - US process licensor Lummus Technology has established a new business called Green Circle that will expand its capabilities and capture new opportunities in the energy transition and circular economy.

Lummus said its intention is for the Green Circle brand to be recognized as the leader in “economically and technically sound solutions for the comprehensive processing of solid wastes containing plastics, for processing various renewable bio-based feedstocks to value-added chemicals, polymers and fuels, and for the decarbonization of refinery and petrochemicals assets.”

“Through Green Circle, we will apply our unique technology expertise and innovative culture to accelerate our ability to scale-up and commercialize sustainable solutions that reinvent our industry,” said Lummus Technology president and CEO Leon de Bruyn.

Green Circle aims to deliver technology that converts a wide range of end-of-life plastics to value-added fuels or circular polymers. It said it will provide multiple options for lowering the carbon footprint of existing facilities by enabling the production of renewable fuels, bio-based chemicals and polymers, as well as offering technology for CO2 capture, utilization and storage, and sustainable hydrogen production.

The business will also cooperate with other technology developers in these areas.

Novolen technology awards

In separate news, Lummus Technology has won a contract from Lukoil Burgas to supply its Novolen technology for a PP plant in Bulgaria. The Houston-headquartered group will provide a license and catalyst as well as basic design engineering, training and services for the 280,000 t/y facility.

De Bruyn said the contract is the second significant PP contract it has signed with Lukoil recently. Last month, Lummus Technology won a contract from Lukoil NNOS for a 500,000 t/y PP plant in Kstovo, Russia.


Author: Elaine Burridge, Freelance Journalist