HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today that it has won a contract from GS Caltex for its planned plastics circularity project in South Korea.
Based on KBR and Mura’s Hydro-PRT® process, the 50 kTA unit will convert waste plastics into raw materials for conversion into new plastics, achieving total circularity.
“We are thrilled to support GS Caltex in their effort to integrate circularity in their value chain,” said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology. “Hydro-PRT is positioned to play a pivotal role in KBR’s effort to help our clients’ ESG objectives through our sustainability platform.”
“Along with KBR, I am pleased to support GS Caltex in its endeavor to establish early leadership in plastics circularity,” said Dr. Steve Mahon, CEO of Mura Technology. “Our differentiated, proven, and scalable Hydro-PRT process is designed to enable companies to achieve their ESG goals and we are excited to work with the team of GS Caltex for the same.”
“Deploying KBR’s plastics recycling technology, offered in alliance with Mura, marks one of the key factors for us at GS Caltex towards meeting our circularity targets. With this contract we move a step ahead in the sustainable and green technology sector by establishing a greener facility,” said Woo Jin Choi, Vice President of GS Caltex.
KBR has been a leader in process technology development, commercialization, and plant design solutions for over 50 years. In early 2021, KBR entered into an alliance to become Mura Technology’s exclusive licensing and delivery partner and together, KBR and Mura have been awarded numerous license awards and feasibility studies related to plastics recycling.
We deliver science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people performing diverse, complex and mission critical roles in 34 countries.
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About Mura Technology
Mura Technology intends to become the world’s leading producer of recycled hydrocarbons, creating a circular economy for plastic, whilst helping to decarbonise the petrochemical industry and eliminate global plastic pollution. It is pioneering a scalable process to divert waste plastic away from incineration, reduce carbon emissions and prevent millions of tonnes of plastic from entering the natural environment every year.
The process, Hydro-PRT® (Hydrothermal Plastic Recycling Technology), creates a much wider scope for recycling all types of plastic, including flexible, multi-layered film and post-consumer, contaminated materials. Mura is partnering with the entire plastic recycling value chain, including international consumer brands, resin producers and waste management companies, to scale the process worldwide. The company aims to have 1,000,000 tonnes of plastic recycling capacity in operation or development by 2025.
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