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Pieterjan Van Uytvanck

Principal Analyst, Plastics Recycling and Sustainability

Expertise

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Petrochemicals

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Pieterjan (PJ) is a principal analyst covering recycled polyester (RPET) and sustainability. He has worked across the energy and chemicals sectors and has specific project experience in carbon emissions, biomass, recycling, circular economy, life cycle assessment, cost modelling, scenario modelling and commercial due diligence.

PJ joined the PCI group (acquired by Wood Mackenzie) in 2015. His PhD thesis formed the basis of a polyester sustainability multi-client study, which assessed the economic and environmental position of different sourcing routes from biomass, coal, and recycling.

His prior experience was with a renewable energy consultancy, where he focused on financial modelling for carbon capture and storage networks as well as feed-in-tariffs for renewable energy sources.

Education

PhD and MEng, Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Academic publications

Sustainability within the polyester value chain. University of Cambridge PhD thesis. 2015.

Impact on the Polyester Value Chain of Using p-Xylene Derived from Biomass. P.P. Van Uytvanck, et al. 2017.

Impact of Biomass on Industry: Using Ethylene Derived from Bioethanol within the Polyester Value Chain. P.P. Van Uytvanck, et al. 2014.