Dow Selects New Hope Energy for Multi-Year Agreement to Strengthen Circularity

New Hope Energy to provide Dow with pyrolysis oil feedstock derived from recycled plastics

TYLER, TexasJan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/

New Hope Energy announced that it has signed a multi-year offtake agreement with Dow (NYSE: DOW) to provide pyrolysis oil feedstock derived from recycled plastics collected in North America.

“This partnership with Dow signals that the world’s most innovative and successful companies are confident in our circular technology,” said Rusty Combs, Chief Executive Officer of New Hope Energy. “We are excited to partner with Dow and support their effort to expand its global capabilities for circular plastics.”

The Lummus New Hope Plastics Pyrolysis Technology converts end of life plastic, diverting the waste away from landfills or the environment, into feedstock, which Dow will use to produce circular plastics. The technology is part of a partnership formed in 2020 between New Hope and Lummus Technology, combining Lummus’ ability to license, scale-up and further develop process technology and  New Hope’s operational experience and waste conversion technology.

“We congratulate our partner, New Hope Energy, on this significant achievement,” said Leon de Bruyn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lummus Technology. “Since announcing our strategic partnership, we have collaborated together to scale up the technology to provide larger quantities of circular oils to the market. New Hope’s innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and ambition to lead the solution for waste plastics aligns very well with our culture at Lummus, and has led to a successful, productive and strong partnership.”

New Hope Energy will produce the feedstock for Dow at its Trinity Oaks facility in Tyler, Texas. In addition, New Hope is in the process of expanding the existing Trinity Oaks production facility, utilizing technology jointly developed with Lummus. Final commissioning for the plant expansion is planned for late 2022.