Plastic and environment

  • Plastic is a great material and is the best solution for many applications due to its strength, durability and cost.
  • Unfortunately, many plastic types are hard to recycle and cause serious environmental problems if leaked into the environment.
  • Plastic which can not be recycled is typically incinerated today which leads to significant carbon dioxide emissions.

260 million tons

Annual global plastic waste generation

12 %

Of plastic is recycled into new plastic products

3kg CO2

Is emitted when 1 kg of typical plastic (PE) is incinerated

  • Globally we produce more than 260 million tons of plastic waste each year.*
  • Only around 12% is recycled into new plastic products.*
  • Each kg of typical plastic products (e.g. polyethylene) produces more than 3 kg carbon dioxide.

    *Source: “How plastics waste recycling could transform the chemical industry”, McKinsey & Company, 2018

Enabling a circular economy – our solution

Sorting and recycling

  • Plastic waste is sorted and recycled mechanically to the extent possible
  • Unfortunately, a large fraction can not be recycled with existing methods and is therefore incinerated

Conversion to chemicals

  • SemperCycle technology can convert these non-recyclable fractions to a liquid chemical
  • The product has many applications, including as a feedstock for new plastic production

End of life disposal

  • The plastic products end their life as household or commercial waste and are collected by waste handlers

    New plastic products

    • Plastic producers can use the liquid product to directly replace fossil-based feedstock
    • The new products have the highest possible quality – no down-cycling

      Our technology

      SemperCycle technology in brief

      • High-temperature chemical conversion process
      • Powered by renewable electricity
      • Liquid chemical product with various application, e.g., plastic production or fuels
      • 1:1 replacement of fossil-based chemicals

       

      What makes our technology unique

      • Most types of plastic waste can be recycled
      • Very low carbon emissions
      • Ideal complement to mechanical recycling solutions

      Team

      Jan Kamyno Rasmussen
      Founder and Managing Director

      • 10 years experience from various positions within strategy, M&A and business development, incl. Head of Strategy and Commercial Excellence in Haldor Topsoe
      • 5 years experience from Bain & Company (formerly Qvartz & Co)
      • Ph.D. Chem. Eng. and M.Sc. Chem. Eng.

      Mikael Tranekær Christensen
      Director of Business Development
       

      • VP Positions at Steeper Energy and Vestas, Director at Oticon
      • Partner, Department manager various DK patent law firms
      • European Patent Attorney and Litigation Certificate, University of Strasbourg
      • M.Sc.Eng., Technical University of Denmark

      Peder Cabion Hansen
      Mechanical Engineering

      •  25+ years in mechanical engineering and 3D-design
      • Development from prototype to production stage, e.g., for stoker furnace and robot arms
      • B. Sc. M. E., Mechanical Engineering

      Christian Becker
      Electrical Engineering
       

      • Broad experience in managing complex projects, including:
        • Development of new technologies within material sciences
        • Design and manufacturing of electronics solutions for B2B clients
      • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering 

      Bo Esbech
      Control systems engineering

      • Independent consultant within electronics hardware and software development
      • 15+ years experience in building and programming embedded electronics
      • Co-founder of technology startup
      • M.Sc. Electrical Engineering

      Board of Directors

      Morten Schaldemose (chairman)

      •  Board member, co-founder and investor in companies within the advanced materials, wastewater and environmental sectors.
      • 18 years experience from Haldor Topsoe including:
        • EVP for Refinery Business Unit
      •  EMBA, M.Sc. Chem. Eng.

      Katarina Ammitzbøll

      • More than 25 years experience from senior positions within political, governmental and private organizations.
      • Strategy & business development experience within circular tech
      • Sustainability/ESG, Risk mgmt. in A.P. Moeller Maersk and Deloitte.
      • Experience from NATO, EU and UN organizations 

      Phil Doolan

      • 10 years strategy consulting experience, incl. Bain & Comapny, with a focus on sustainability.
      • Strategy & business development experience within circular tech
      • Director at The Footprint Firm, dedicated sustainability advisory and investments.
      • Circular Economy investment vertical lead.

      Jan Kamyno Rasmussen

      • 10 years experience from various positions within strategy, M&A and business development, incl. Head of Strategy and Commercial Excellence in Haldor Topsoe
      • 5 years experience from Bain & Company (formerly Qvartz & Co)
      • Ph.D. Chem. Eng. and M.Sc. Chem. Eng.

      ADVISORY BOARD

      Per Bakkerud
       

      • Independent advisor and board member
      • 30 years experience from Haldor Topsoe, including:
        • EVP for Chemicals Business Unit
        • Managing Director for Haldor Topsoe China
      • M.Sc. Chem. Eng.

      Philip Loldrup Fosbøl
       

      • Associate professor at DTU, dept. of Chem. Eng.
      • Expert in carbon capture utilization and storage
      • Leading 5-dem projects, incl. Bio-ReFuel (biogas-to-methanol via electrolysis)
      • Ph.D. Chem. Eng. and M.Sc. Chem. Eng.

      SemperCycle ApS
      Sortemosevej 21
      DK-3450 Alleroed
      Denmark

      info@sempercycle.com
      CVR: 42113107