Once waste, turned into valuable raw material.
OMV is not just a reliable partner for energy supply in Austria. We are already researching tomorrow’s solutions today and invest in innovative recycling projects such as the patented ReOil process. We strive to contribute to recycling the majority of plastic waste in Austria as valuable raw materials and lowering CO2 emissions.
How does the new OMV recycle?
Mechanically and chemically. Mechanical recycling is mainly handled by Borealis, which has been part of the new OMV since 2020 and has already been running two large recycling plants of its own in Austria and Germany since 2016 and 2018 respectively. Here, plastics are sorted, shredded, cleaned and recycled into new plastic. However, the new OMV is focused on chemical recycling. With an innovative process developed in Vienna, plastic that would normally be incinerated is turned back into crude oil. The oil is then processed for producing new plastics.
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