Vecoplan supplies processing and storage technology to UBQ

UBQ Materials has patented the world’s first thermoplastic material consisting entirely of unsorted household waste, including organics.
UBQ utilises the entire waste stream – including food waste, mixed plastics and paperboard. Copyright: Vecoplan AG

In December 2021, the Israeli cleantech company UBQ Materials commissioned the Vecoplan Group with supplying the mechanical processing and storage technology for its plant in Bergen Op Zoom, Netherlands, which will have an annual production capacity of 80,000 metric tons. Twenty other companies will be participating in the project. Startup is planned for 2023.

Vecoplan began supporting UBQ already in the concept phase, when it provided its extensive expertise. The objective was to create an efficient material flow from intake all the way through transport and storage and to integrate these systems into the complex process as a whole.

“Our cooperation began back in 2013, when we helped with the pilot plant in Israel,” says Martina Schmidt, Head of Recycling and Waste Division at Vecoplan AG. “The special feature of the UBQ system is that, unlike conventional recycling, it utilises the entire waste stream. The new process makes it possible to upcycle a wide range of materials, including food waste, mixed plastics and paperboard, creating a new kind of raw material.”


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