Agilyx AS, headquartered in Oslo, has announced that the European Patent Office (EPO) has issued a decision to grant a patent for the company’s proprietary process for polishing Agilyx synthetic crude oil (“ASCO”). The patent, EP2981593, underscores Agilyx’s commitment to bringing its technological expertise and IP knowledge to the European market, according to the company.
The newly patented process optimizes the removal of contaminants from ASCO with the use of proprietary equipment. ASCO is the product of Agilyx’s advanced recycling conversion process, also known as chemical recycling, which is delivered to customers as the building block for the manufacture of circular plastics. The resulting purer form of ASCO maximizes its compatibility with existing refining processes while minimizing the damaging effects of contaminants on refinery equipment, the company says.
Chris Faulkner, chief technology officer at Agilyx, who is based out of the company's U.S. headquarters in Tigard, Oregon, says, “This new European patent yet again demonstrates our expertise in the advanced recycling of plastics and commitment to reducing plastic waste. Our technology offers a genuine pathway for plastic circularity and enables our vision of increasing the recycling of plastics.”