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Pyrum Innovations publishes annual and consolidated financial statements for 2021

Dillingen / Saar, 20 May 2022 - Pyrum Innovations AG ("Pyrum"), a pioneer in the sustainable recycling of end-of-life tyres (ELT) based on its pyrolysis technology, today published its 2021 annual financial statements and, for the first time, consolidated financial statements for 2021. In the past financial year 2021, the Group achieved a total output of EUR 3.7 million, an increase of 106% compared to the previous year (2020: EUR 1.8 million). In the reporting period, the total output mainly consists of own work capitalised in the amount of EUR 2.8 million and sales, which increased to EUR 0.9 million. The total output is the most meaningful indicator of the Group's operating performance, as the business model and thus the operating performance of Pyrum Innovations AG includes not only the operation of its own recycling plant, but also, in particular, the construction of pyrolysis plants for its own operations and, in the future, for plant engineering customers.

Other operating income also developed very positively in the 2021 financial year and, at EUR 1.1 million, almost tripled compared to the previous year. This resulted in particular from income in the R&D area, in which research grants of EUR 0.4 million for the BlackCycle project and investment grants of EUR 0.3 million were realised. The consolidated net loss for the year was EUR 8.4 million (2020: EUR -3.6 million). The operating result adjusted for IPO costs was EUR -5.5 million. Cash and cash equivalents as of 31 December 2021 amounted to EUR 34.2 million (31 December 2020: EUR 9.5 million).

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG: "In the past business year, we have once again reached important milestones on the way to the further commercial development of our pyrolysis technology and the commercial rollout. The construction of production lines 2 and 3 at our site in Dillingen is currently progressing very well and despite delivery problems and immense price increases due to the Ukraine crisis, all work is on schedule. The costs have also increased only slightly for us, as we ordered more than 80% of all relevant plant components before the outbreak of the conflict and the extreme price increases."

In the 2021 financial year, the initial focus in the first half of the year was on preparations for the future series production of pyrolysis plants for our own operations and for plant engineering customers. In addition, there were preparations for the capital increase and the private placement in the third quarter of 2021, as well as significant progress on the customer side for the recovered carbon black (rCB) in the fourth quarter. The neighbouring property was acquired for the site expansion and the coal grinding plant, the oil treatment plant and the gas purification plant were completed. The optimisation and engineering of the expansion at the site in Dillingen/Saar with two new thermolysis production lines progressed according to plan on the basis of the acquired know-how from Pyrum plant 1, which has been in industrial operation since May 2020, so that the earthworks for the new reactor towers could begin in September 2021. The official groundbreaking ceremony took place on 25 November 2021.

On the supplier side, in addition to various tyre workshops, a recycling contract was signed with Michelin Germany for the recycling of rubber waste from the Michelin plant in Homburg/Saar. On the customer side for pyrolysis products, new partnerships have been signed with Continental, Pirelli and Ralf Bohle GmbH ("Schwalbe" bicycle tyres), which, in addition to the existing pyrolysis oil purchase agreement with BASF, ensures the basis for secure long-term purchases of the rCB at attractive prices, which is currently produced and is expected to be produced in large quantities in the future. In-depth talks have already been initiated with other potential customers, including those outside the tyre industry.  

The 2021 annual and consolidated financial statements of Pyrum Innovations AG is available on the company's website at https://www.pyrum.net/en/investors/financial-publications/.

 

About Pyrum Innovations AG
Pyrum Innovations AG is active in the attractive recycling market for end-of-life-tyres with its patented pyrolysis technology. Pyrum's pyrolysis process is completely energy self-sufficient, saves up to 98% of the CO2 emissions normally generated during the disposal of end-of-lifetyres in a cement plant and produces 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 completely sustainable business model. As a pioneer, Pyrum Innovations AG was the first company in the end-of-life-tyre recycling sector to receive REACH registration from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for the pyrolysis oil it produces. This means that the oil is recognised as an official raw material and can be used as a raw material in production processes. In addition, Pyrum is continuously researching both new input materials as well as new raw materials to be produced, for example with the 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 and has been nominated for the “Grand Prix Mittelstand” ("Großer
Preis des Mittelstandes") from the German state of Saarland.


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