GREEN CIRCULAR DISTRICT
NextChem is designing a model for a circular low-carbon future using proven and sustainable technologies.
NextChem’s Green Circular District® model introduces a paradigm shift, which turns on its head the concept of waste as a problem that must be done away with, offering a type of chemistry based on the recovery of resources that would otherwise be lost.
In 2015, the European Commission adopted a circular economy action plan to foster and accelerate Europe’s transition to a circular economy in order to guarantee sustainable economic and employment growth. In 2018, four new EU Directives on the circular economy came into force, setting ambitious recycling goals for Member States; Italy transposed these Directives into law in July 2020. With the Green Circular District®, this is now possible.
Upcycling of post-consumer plastics allows for quality products to be obtained by transforming plastic waste into a secondary raw material.
Chemical recycling makes it possible to obtain circular chemicals and fuels from non-recyclable municipal waste.
Green hydrogen is the most sustainable type of hydrogen and is obtained through electrolysis technology from renewable sources.
It makes it possible to produce low-carbon chemicals and fuels that reduce CO2 emissions and are necessary for sustainable mobility.
The Green Circular District increases the rate of waste recovery by reducing incineration and the use of landfills.
The District makes it possible to convert traditional industrial sites using green chemistry, ensuring a different, sustainable future and creating new jobs.
This model makes it possible to reduce imports and dependence on foreign countries for strategic chemicals for the economy.
NextChem has designed a Green Circular District model which combines various technologies, meeting decarbonisation, increased recycling and reduced incineration and landfill targets.
Waste valorization is an integral part of an energy transition strategy which cannot exclude green chemistry. Through this proposal, NextChem is designing a model for the future that we can build today, using proven technologies and economic sustainability.
NextChem’s Green Circular District lends itself particularly well to green conversion of conventional industrial sites using processes based on the use of fossil fuels, which would be replaced with circular renewable fuels, thereby lowering climate-altering emissions. It is an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable solution.
THE GREEN CIRCULAR DISTRICT BENEFITS THE ENVIRONMENT, THE ECONOMY AND SOCIETY.