Frequently asked questions

1. Is the Pyrum Plant truly 100% energy self-sufficient?

Yes, external energy in the form of electricity is required for the initial phase of the process until the plant has reached the necessary temperature to produce the first gas obtained by the process. As soon as this state is reached, the Pyrum plant is completely self-sufficient in energy through the connected combined heat and power unit, which feeds excess electricity into the grid and thus equalizes the initial demand.


2. How long can the recycling plant be operated without interruption?

Since the process has a long heating and cooling time, the plant is operated without interruption 24 hours a day / seven days a week and is only shut down for maintenance and service work. The number of maintenance stops is kept as low as possible by redundantly installing many individual parts in the plant so that the majority of maintenance work can be carried out during operation. Nevertheless, in order to ensure the smooth operation and the high quality of the extracted raw materials, the maintenance intervals are carried out approximately every three months.


3. In which sizes is the Pyrum plant available?

The core component of the Pyrum recycling plant is the Pyrum Thermolysis reactor. It can process 5,000 tons of rubber per year, i.e. approx. 650 kg rubber granulate per hour. This means that the Pyrum plant can be scaled as required in steps of 5,000. The most popular plant sizes are those with a throughput of 10,000, 15,000 and 20,000 tons per year.


4. How long is the delivery time of a Pyrum plant?

The realistic start-up of a Pyrum plant takes between 18 and 24 months after the order, depending on the size of the plant.


5. How can a Pyrum plant be insured?

Pyrum Innovations AG has developed an insurance concept for the Pyrum technology in cooperation with Allianz. This package includes fire, machinery, liability, environmental liability, business interruption, electrical and electronic equipment insurance. In addition, the company offers an installation and commissioning insurance in cooperation with Allianz. This covers the entire construction phase of the plant.


6. Is it possible to visit a fully functioning Pyrum plant?

Yes, the plant in Dillingen can be visited at any time by appointment. The semi-industrial pilot plant can also be visited there.