The new labs and a dedicated office space are located in the Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) and will be the hub for Plastic Energy’s work on further development and optimisation of its unique chemical recycling technology. The lab contains state of the art equipment, which the research team use to test feedstock and improve the quality of the final product from Plastic Energy’s TAC™ process, called TACOIL™.
The opening of the new labs and separate office were celebrated at an event last week, which was attended by the Plastic Energy leadership and research teams, and key stakeholders at Loughborough University, including Steve Christie, Professor of Chemical Technologies and Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Doctoral College. Professor Christie opened the event with a speech, followed by speeches from Carlos Monreal, Founder and CEO of Plastic Energy, and David McNamara, Plastic Energy’s Chief Technology Officer. The speeches were followed by a tour of the labs and demonstration of current R&D projects.
“LUSEP is an excellent base for Plastic Energy to continue leading the way to help create a circular economy where plastics are re-used repeatedly, for good,” said Professor Steve Christie, who has worked with the company since the outset. “With these dedicated facilities, co-located with the University’s net zero and sustainability research capabilities, I look forward to us working together to realize this shared goal.”