We are working to establish an Advanced Recycling facility in Altona, Victoria.
The proposed facility will utilise Australian technology called Cat-HTR™, developed by Licella.
The proposed facility would process End-of-Life Plastic, not able to be mechanically recycled, into the oil and chemicals to make new plastic.
The proposed facility will initially process 20,000 tonnes per annum of End-of Life plastics, with a plan to expand to 120,000 tonnes per annum.
The proposed facility will produce 17,000 tonnes per annum of oil that could be used back in the local plastic supply chain (increasing to over 100,000 tonnes per annum).
Over time, the proposed facility will have the potential to produce nearly 100,000 tonnes per annum of recycled plastic locally.
After twelve sites were considered, the Dow Chemical site at 541-583 Kororoit Creek Road, Altona was selected as the preferred site for the Advanced Recycling facility.
We have submitted a development licence application (works approval application) to the Environment Protection Authority of Victoria. The proposal will also require a planning permit from Hobsons Bay City Council.
The proposed facility will be considered by the Government in 2022 and if approved, Licella will commence building in 2023. We estimate that the proposed facility would take approximately 12 months to build, with operations commencing at the end of 2023.
We see advanced recycling as a bridging solution to a lower carbon future, it works within the waste hierarchy by reducing the total amount of virgin plastic we use. As a bridging solution we are not enabling the plastic industry, we are helping it evolve to a more sustainable future.
Initially 31, increasing to 83 for plant operation and project development
Initially 57, increasing to 152 in the long term across the supply chain
Over 80 construction jobs created during the facility's expansion over the 5 year period