Dillingen / Saar, September 13, 2021 - Pyrum Innovations AG ("Pyrum"), a pioneering company that sustainably recycles end-of-life-tires with its globally patented, unique pyrolysis technology, has received ISCC Plus certification. In this process, the pyrolysis oil was certified as a sustainable output material. The ISCC - International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) is one of the world's leading certification schemes, providing solutions for the implementation and certification of sustainable and traceable supply chains of raw materials, waste, renewable non-bio raw materials, recycled carbon materials, and fuels. The ISCC Plus certification is a voluntary certification standard that includes biofuel, bioenergy, as well as chemical and technical applications, among other things.
Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG: "We want to contribute to achieving a circular economy in which new products are created from waste. Consequently, we see the award as further confirmation that we are on the right track. Our recycling of end-of-life-tires, many of which would otherwise be incinerated or end up in wild landfills, creates new raw materials that can be reused in the production of new products."
ISCC certifications are carried out by independent certification bodies. The audits are carried out by competent and trained auditors who ensure and evaluate compliance with the high ecological and social ISCC sustainability standards. In the case of Pyrum Innovations AG, the audit was carried out by the renowned SGS Group, which has been active since 1920 and is present throughout Germany with more than 4,000 employees at over 50 locations.
Pyrum was certified as Collecting Point and Processing Unit. The collecting points are economic operators that receive and process waste directly from the places of origin. The collection points are audited with regard to their management system, traceability and chain of custody. Processing units are facilities that transform input materials by changing their physical and/or chemical characteristics. The audit of a processing unit covers the relevant requirements for its management system, traceability and supply chain. Pyrum receives end-of-life-tires directly from manufacturers and workshops, recycles them in its own pyrolysis plant and in this way produces new raw materials such as pyrolysis oil and recovered carbon black (rCB), which can be returned to the recyclable material cycle.
About Pyrum Innovations AG
Pyrum Innovations AG is active in the attractive recycling market for end-of-life-tires with its patented pyrolysis technology. Pyrum's pyrolysis plants are completely energy self-sufficient, save almost 100 % of the CO2 emissions normally generated during the disposal of end-of-life-tires in a cement plant and produce new raw materials such as pyrolysis oil, gas and recovered carbon black from the waste used as input materials. In this way, Pyrum closes the recyclable material loop and pursues a 100% sustainable business model. As a pioneer, Pyrum Innovations AG was the first company in the end-of-life-tire recycling sector to receive REACH registration from the EU for the pyrolysis oil it produces. This means that the oil is recognised as an official raw material. In addition, Pyrum is researching on new input materials as well as on new raw materials to be produced, such as the successfully such as the successful ongoing tests for the extraction of hydrogen from the gas obtained by means of the patented technology. These achievements have also been recognised by international experts in the tyre industry. For example, Pyrum won the Best Tyre Recycling Innovation category at the inaugural Recircle Awards.