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This project, funded by Gebert Rüf Stiftung, is supported by the following project partners: EPFL

Project data

  • Project no: GRS-066/19 
  • Amount of funding: CHF 150'000 
  • Approved: 30.10.2019 
  • Duration: 01.2020 - 02.2022 
  • Area of activity:  InnoBooster, seit 2018

Project management

Project description

Plastogaz develops plastic valorization technologies enabled by cutting edge catalysts. Our process has the potential to solve the plastic crisis by offering a novel, general chemical recycling technology. With our invention, unrecyclable mixtures of plastic waste can be transformed into clean burning fuel or new, virgin quality materials. Our technology mitigates plastic pollution and CO2 emissions simultaneously, and has the potential to close the loop of the circular economy.

What is special about the project?

There are several plastic waste valorization technologies around the world, the overwhelming majority relying on a thermal treatment similar to that of crude oil refinery. With our technology, by contacting the plastic in prensence of hydrogen and a catalyst, we substantial improve the output product quality while consuming less energy.


The team is currently designing a continuous pilot reactor. The InnoBooster programme allowed us to obtain important data instrumental to the scale up of our process and conduct pilot studies with the industry.


W. T. Lee, F. D. Bobbink, A. P. van Muyden, K. H. Lin, C. Corminboeuf, R. R. Zamani and P. J. Dyson, Cell Reports Phys. Sci., , DOI:10.1016/j.xcrp.2021.100332;
S. B. C. Verstraeten, A. Van Muyden and F. D. Bobbink, 2021, 75, 744–751.


None so far


Persons involved in the project

Dr. Felix D. Bobbink, project leader
Antoine P. van Muyden, PhD student in Prof. Dyson’s lab.
Wei-Tse Lee, PhD student in Prof. Dyson’s lab.
Prof. Paul J. Dyson, full-professor at the EPFL

Last update to this project presentation  14.04.2022