By 2013, Braskem will have yet another alternative feedstock source besides sugarcane ethanol. The company will begin using naphtha made from post-consumption recycled plastic, to be supplied by Novaenergia, a company from the Wastech group located in Bahia state. Novaenergie is to build its first advanced recycling plant along in Salvador, Bahia.
Braskem is expected to initially source 1.4 mln ltrs pa of naphtha made from plastic waste, which will be processed at its Basic Petrochemicals Unit in the Camaçari Complex. Installation of Novaenergia’s recycling unit in Bahia will require investment of some R$ 25 mln, with startup expected by end of 2012.