Processes4Planet Partnership

Plastic waste as a circular carbon feedstock for industry (Processes4Planet Partnership) (IA)

Plastic (and other) waste, such as packaging, textiles, etc., could potentially represent a sustainable alternative to imported fossil feedstock (e.g. oil, gas). It contains high amounts of carbon, it is widely available and its valorisation could also provide environmental and societal benefits avoiding the disposal in landfills. The proposals submitted under this topic are expected to provide concepts for utilisation of unsorted plastic (and other) waste in cracking applications, including e.g. packaging, non-sorted polymers and single-use items such as PPEs, for the production of material streams of wide industrial interest (e.g. hydrocarbons, olefins, syngas, hydrogen, etc.). The technologies proposed should be electrified to work efficiently in a renewable-based energy system. They should also be able to cope with potential fluctuations in energy supply. . The maximum award value is EUR 39 000 000.


To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated to Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries