Why BlueAlp

The BlueAlp story

A new era for plastic

BlueAlp advanced recycling

We need plastic to help us feed, house and care for each other. But we also need to solve the CO2 emission and other challenges that come with it: landfill, incineration and plastic soup.

The good news is we can do it. Using mechanical recycling we can already make new plastic from good quality plastic waste. And now, where that’s not possible, we can use chemical recycling – also known as upcycling – to turn dirty old plastic, the majority, into a clean, new and valuable feedstock, and so dramatically reduce our future dependence on virgin fossil oil.

Currently, BlueAlp Technology is the only process that can support this kind of chemical upcycling at scale. Using our patented, pyrolysis-based ‘slow-cracking’ technology, we can now turn all plastic waste back into high quality oil for reuse. And we can do it over and over again, endlessly. Backed by leading chemical players, BlueAlp Technology can help us to decarbonize and shift how we live towards the ideals of circular and sustainable.

Plastic circularity benefits


Upcycle plastic waste reduces the need for oil and gas extraction, brings down plastic waste incineration and thereby helps the world to decarbonise.

Cleaner environment

The ability to reprocess the dirtiest existing plastic waste back into a new oil feedstock creates an economic driver to clean up our oceans and landfills.


Chemically recycling plastic reduces our dependence on scarce, expensive and unstable supplies of virgin oil and gas.

The power of coincidence…

…gives birth to a purpose

BlueAlp’s roots lie in two coincidences and a flash of inspiration. Coincidence number one was when our CTO, then a consultant in the petrochemical industry, got into a conversation with a professor who explained the idea of using pyrolysis to transform plastic back into oil. At the end, the professor asked our CTO if he could help a Swiss-based startup that was working on this to get the process right. He took it on as an interesting side project – and made it work. Coincidence number two came on another work trip, this time to the Philippines. There he saw firsthand the scale of our planet’s plastic waste problem and how it is turning our blue oceans a soupy gray.

And those two coincidences ignited a spark: “What if we could develop pyrolysis technology to convert not just ‘good’ plastic waste back into high-value oil, but the dirtiest and hardest to recycle plastic waste as well, like those polluting our landfills, rivers and oceans?”.

The idea for what would become BlueAlp was born, although the name – Blue for the oceans and Alp for the initial proof of concept – came later. Our mission: to develop the pyrolysis process into a technology that can turn any plastic waste into fossil-free feedstock that can be used repeatedly. And then to commercialize and scale this groundbreaking technology worldwide.

We did it! With BlueAlp’s patented pyrolysis technology we can now:

Support circularity

by upcycling any kind of “worthless” plastic waste into valuable raw materials that can be used to make new plastic without virgin oil.

Support decarbonization

through the most efficient, safe and high performance chemical-based plastic recycling technology available today.

Support economics

through cost-efficient scalability, continuous production instead of batch production, lower operating costs and high quality output regardless of feedstock.

Together, these unique capabilities form the crucial ingredients for a breakthrough in plastic circularity, a breakthrough based on the virtually infinite recycling of any and all plastic. BlueAlp Technology is the only technology that can promise this.

Accelerate recycling

Going forward, our vision and mission are to enable the entire value chain to work together on transforming plastic waste into plastic value by considering recycling, sustainability and circularity at every stage of the product lifecycle. Think of production that uses recaptured feedstock, product and packaging design based on recycling requirements and waste management that assumes recycling and reprocessing in place of disposal.

Or to put it another way: to accelerate plastic recycling and help to transform our world for the better.

Our values

innovative ideas for recycling


Nothing is impossible

At BlueAlp we are always working on improving our technology. That means continuous pushing our boundaries and challenging the usual.

We innovate as one team, working closely together across different disciplines and departments. Resulting in a continuous flow of fresh energy and new breakthrough ideas. Helping us to lead and accelerate the plastic recycling revolution.

trustworthy company pyrolysis


Always delivering the
highest value

At BlueAlp we practice what we preach and do what we promise. So, your colleagues, but also your clients, and other partners know that they can always rely on you. That makes us all feel connected and comfortable to work with each other. Because of mutual trust, continuity and honesty.

parthership for circular economy


Teamwork makes the
dream work

Across all departments we value different perspectives and diversity in thinking to sharpen our innovative ideas. And always realize that we can only accelerate plastic recycling if we work closely together with, among other (technology) partners, clients, brand holders, retailers, and governments. Because alone you go faster, but together we go further.

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