It was striking news in 2017 when Luc Desender, the former strongman of green energy company Electrawinds, announced a comeback with the construction of a large, innovative waste processing plant in Ostend, Flanders. Today, the plant is fully up and running. An important part of the plant is the installation developed by Dutch company BlueAlp to make oil from plastic waste that cannot be recycled in any other way. This oil can then be reused by oil or chemical firms.
The patented BlueAlp process was developed by Eindhoven-based engineering firm Petrogas and its technology director Chris van der Ree. Together with Dutch oil distributor Den Hartog and Renasci, they are the main shareholders of BlueAlp.