Blue Circle Olefins is a project started by Blue Fifty B.V. in cooperation with the Dutch research institute TNO to realize the first circular methanol-to-olefins production facility in the world.
The processing facility will process circular methanol to produce ethylene and propylene, which can be used as feedstock for the production of circular plastics or other chemicals.
Circular Methanol-to-Olefin (MTO) production facility for the production of circular olefins.
MTO is a proven technology used in China for decades for the production of olefins from grey methanol
Circular methanol will be used as feedstock, which can be produced from different sources:
The project will be located in the Port of Rotterdam.
The Circular Olefin Project will be located in the Port of Rotterdam to optimally leverage upon the existing infrastructure for the import of methanol as well as the distribution of light olefins.
The Port of Rotterdam is connected through an ethylene pipeline with all major olefins users in the Netherland, Belgium and the Ruhr-area (Germany)
The Methanol-to-Olefin project will be based on proven technology to convert methanol into ethylene and propylene, replacing oil-based production of these olefins though traditional oil-based naphtha processes.
*the picture is showing UOP MTO technology