EDPR Sunseap, PlasticBean to explore recycled plastic use in floating solar
BLUEWAVE is a thermoplastic material from marine plastics amongst others.
EDP Renewables unit, EDPR Sunseap, and PlasticBean have partnered to explore the use of recycled plastics in floating solar projects in Indonesia, Singapore, and South Korea.
Under the memorandum of understanding, the two parties are expected to look into BLUEWAVE, a thermoplastic material derived from marine plastics, ocean-bound plastics, post-consumer waste, and post-industrial waste.
It is also 100% recycled and recyclable and may be used to make floating pontoons that keep solar farms afloat.
“Using recycled plastic rather than virgin plastic in the construction of renewable energy farms demonstrates conscious action and contribution to building a sustainable future,” Archway CEO Sjoerd Fauser said.
“It’s essential that the world ends its dependence on fossil fuels and not just as an energy source. Virgin plastic, made using oil, is one of the planet’s biggest pollutants. Less than 9% of all plastic produced is recycled. 364 million tonnes of plastic waste were generated every year.” PlasticBean is a part of the sustainable materials engineering Group, Archwey.