“Orpic’s production of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) is about to increase to 1.4 million tonnes by next year; this collaboration with GUtech is so timely and instrumental in accelerating the execution of the circular economy agenda in the country,” said Gilles Rochas.
One of the first joint projects will be on the setting up of a research project on “conversion of plastic waste to fuel” conducted by Prof Dr Najah al Mhanna, Head of the Engineering Department at GUtech.
“Our aim is to develop a novel and innovative process that provides a technical solution to one of the most persisting environmental problem in Oman and in the world. The new process will offer a sustainable solution for recycling million tonnes of plastic waste in Oman,” said Prof Najah.
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