Italian oil and gas company Eni and NextChem signed a partnership agreement to turn waste into hydrogen and methanol, the company said on Monday.
The two companies will develop and implement a conversion technology, "which uses high-temperature gasification to produce hydrogen and methanol from solid urban waste and non-recyclable plastic with minimal environmental impact," Eni said.
The new technology reuses hundreds of thousands of tonnes of non-recyclable waste to produce chemical products and fuel.
Eni said the new technology could be implemented at its industrial sites in Italy.
By Zeynep Beyza Kilic