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Technip Energies to Design Commercial Unit for Encina to Produce Circular Chemicals from Plastic Waste


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Technip Energies announced it has signed an agreement with Encina Development Group, LLC (Encina) to deliver the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) of the fluidized bed catalytic pyrolysis reaction section for Encina’s commercial Plastic Fluid Catalytic Cracking (PFCC) unit to produce circular chemicals from plastic waste in North America.

Encina utilizes a proprietary process to convert post-consumer scrap plastic to valuable circular chemical products. The process, called Plastic Fluid Catalytic Cracking (PFCC), converts mixed hard-to-recycle plastics into petrochemical feedstock such as light olefins and BTX aromatics. These circular feedstock chemicals can be seamlessly dropped into the fabrication process of new consumer products, reducing the need for virgin materials, and significantly reducing waste plastics.

This FEED will leverage Technip Energies’ industry credentials and know-how in fluidized design, established in the Process Technology FCC program. Technip Energies has an extensive portfolio of licensed and engineered FCC units, including more than 60 grassroots and 250 revamps, demonstrating its process and mechanical design experience. The company’s development team is committed to ongoing development initiatives in providing technology and engineering solutions to support the industry and its energy transition targets.

Bhaskar Patel, Senior Vice President Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals and Circularity, commented: “We are very pleased to be working with Encina on this first-ever commercial PFCC. As the industry explores ways to reduce its environmental footprint, this project brings an important circular economy solution to petrochemicals, recycling plastic wastes to create feedstock.”

Carlo Badiola, Senior VP of Engineering and Technology at Encina,  stated: “We selected the FEED platform because of Technip Energies’ leading expertise in fluidized bed design and engineering. We will combine both companies’ extensive knowledge of materials processing and our experience with plastics in related monomers and catalysts. Through this collaboration, we are reinforcing our commitment to producing high-quality circular chemicals for our customers.”


About Technip Energies

Technip Energies is a leading Engineering & Technology company for the energy transition, with leadership positions in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management. The company benefits from its robust project delivery model supported by extensive technology, products and services offering. 

Operating in 34 countries, our 15,000 people are fully committed to bringing our client’s innovative projects to life, breaking boundaries to accelerate the energy transition for a better tomorrow. Technip Energies is listed on Euronext Paris with American depositary receipts (“ADRs”). For further information:

About Encina Development Group

Encina Development Group produces circular chemicals. Encina’s products provide the basic building blocks for customers to meet their renewable content goals and enable the cyclical production and reproduction of products across a broad spectrum of ubiquitous goods, including consumer products and packaging, pharmaceuticals, construction, and much more. 


Annette Morgan 
Head of Marketing & Communications
Process Technology and Americas BU
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