EDPR Sunseap, the Asia Pacific platform of EDP Renewables, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with PlasticBean, which is a part of the Archwey sustainable supplies engineering group. The MOU function is to discover the usage of plastic that’s 100% recycled in future floating photovoltaic photo voltaic farm tasks in Indonesia, Singapore and South Korea.
The recycled plastic, BLUEWAVE, is a thermoplastic materials derived from marine plastics, ocean-bound plastics, post-consumer waste and post-industrial waste. Collected at riverbanks and coastal areas in a few of the most polluted areas on this planet, it offers new life to plastic waste that might in any other case find yourself in oceans. 100% recycled and recyclable, BLUEWAVE pellets can be utilized to make the floating pontoons that maintain photo voltaic farms afloat.
“EDPR Sunseap is all the time looking out for alternatives to collaborate with revolutionary companions to assist maintain our planet clear for the subsequent technology,” says Frank Phuan, EDPR Sunseap’s enterprise CEO. “By working with PlasticBean, we are able to carry the world a step nearer in the direction of a round financial system the place plastic waste is recovered and recycled fairly than thrown away.”
“The strategic partnership with EDPR Sunseap is a crucial milestone and anchors our collaboration with a pioneering clear power options supplier that shares our perception that a greater future is feasible and that we are able to reverse the injury humanity has finished to our planet over the previous century,” states Archwey CEO Sjoerd Fauser. “This can be a big step to a really sustainable world. Utilizing recycled plastic fairly than virgin plastic within the development of renewable power farms demonstrates aware motion and contribution to constructing a sustainable future.”
“It’s important that the world ends its dependence on fossil fuels and never simply as an power supply,” provides Fauser. “Virgin plastic, made utilizing oil, is without doubt one of the planet’s greatest pollution. Lower than 9 % of all plastic produced is recycled. 364 million tons of plastic waste had been generated yearly.”
EDPR Sunseap and Archwey mentioned the price of the recycled plastic will probably be much like or decrease than plastic created from virgin supplies similar to crude oil.
EDPR Sunseap accomplished one of many world’s largest floating photo voltaic farms on seawater within the Straits of Johor final 12 months.
EDPR Sunseap is a part of EDP Renewables. Energias de Portugal is EDPR’s predominant shareholder with 75% stake working throughout power technology, networks and provide, together with a complete put in capability of 28 GW.