WhiteCycle project is an Innovation and Action project which started in July 2022. This project follows a classic European project timing with milestones and deliverables that are defined in the project agreement. It will last 48 months. There are technological and technical deliverables, and also some related to environmental, societal, economic and dissemination impacts. In addition to the partners involved in the technical development of the value chain, partners such as Erasme, IPoint, HVL, AXELERA are fully integrated in the project.
Even if it will include more and more recycled PET quantities, we will stay during the project at a pilot scale. Industrial scale up will start from the end of the research activities, in sept 2023. The project will conduct a full circle loop from real complex waste feedstock to representative product of the 3 use-cases (Tyres, hoses, multicomponent clothes) at TRL 5. Then, a strong up scale study will allow the process steps to reach TRL 6 to 8 (preindustrial scale).