- Saarland one of 13 model regions of the initiative "HyLand - Hydrogen Regions in Germany" (“HyLand – Wasserstoffregionen in Deutschland“) of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
- Pyrum is currently researching the extraction of hydrogen from the gas produced from waste tyres using the patented pyrolysis technology
- Saarland to become one of the most advanced industrial locations in Germany through the use of hydrogen technologies
Dillingen / Saar, 18 March 2021 - Pyrum Innovations AG, a pioneering company that recycles waste tyres 100% sustainably with its globally patented, unique pyrolysis technology, will become a partner in the "Future Campus Hydrogen" of the Saarlouis district. The "Future Campus Hydrogen" is intended to bundle training, research, teaching and production around innovative hydrogen technologies in one location with close involvement of the regional industry and thus strengthen the competitiveness of the Saarland in the long term. As a partner company of the Future Campus, Pyrum Innovations AG covers two of the three future focal points: Mobility of the future as well as circular economy. Through the sustainable recycling of waste tyres and the extraction of new raw materials such as oil, gas, and hydrogen, Pyrum reintroduces industrial waste into the production cycle. In addition, it is planned that Pyrum will supply the Kreisverkehrsbetriebe Saarlouis GmbH (KVS GmbH) with the hydrogen produced in the future. KVS GmbH, the public transport company of the Saarlouis district, plans to convert its bus fleet to hydrogen propulsion in the future.
Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG: "We are very pleased to make our contribution to make our home region fit for the future through new technologies and to create new jobs. We are currently conducting promising tests to extract hydrogen from the gas we obtain by recycling waste tyres using our pyrolysis technology. In this way, we manage to produce hydrogen from waste without the use of additional energy and without CO2 emissions. In addition to our pyrolysis oil, which customers such as BASF use to produce new plastics, and recovered carbon black (rCB), which we sell again to well-known tyre manufacturers, we could thus obtain a third valuable raw material and also return it to the materials cycle. We are confident that we will be able to complete the tests this year and start production of the hydrogen in 2022 at the latest.”
Saarland is hydrogen model region
The "Future Campus Hydrogen" is to become part of the hydrogen model region Saarland. Saarland was selected by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in connection with the initiative "HyLand - Hydrogen Regions in Germany" (“HyLand – Wasserstoffregionen in Deutschland“) as one of 13 HyExpert hydrogen regions nationwide. This award is given to regions that have already identified initial ideas and opportunities with the help of project partners or have gained initial experience with hydrogen and fuel cells. At the "Future Campus Hydrogen", in turn, a wide variety of players will come together in research projects to drive forward innovations in the field of hydrogen. In this way, the National Hydrogen Strategy will be combined with a real outlook for the future for the people of Saarland and the course will be set for the ecological transformation of industry and thus a successful structural change.
The “Future Campus Hydrogen” was presented Tuesday, 16 March 2021, at a press conference of the district of Saarlouis. You can find more information about the project under www.kreis-saarlouis.de (German only).
About Pyrum Innovations AG
With its patented pyrolysis technology, Pyrum Innovations AG is active in the attractive recycling market for waste tyres, which currently has a volume of 39 billion euros that can be addressed by Pyrum. Pyrum's pyrolysis plants are completely energy self-sufficient, produce no CO2 emissions and create new raw materials from the waste used as input materials. In this way, Pyrum closes the recyclable material cycle and pursues a 100% sustainable business model. As a pioneer, Pyrum Innovations AG was the first company in the waste tyre recycling sector to receive REACH certification from the EU for the produced pyrolysis oil. This means that the oil is recognised as an official raw material. In addition, Pyrum is continuously researching new input materials as well as new raw materials to be produced, such as the successful ongoing tests for the extraction of hydrogen from the gas obtained by means of the patented technology. These successes have also been recognised by international tyre industry experts. For example, Pyrum won the Best Tyre Recycling Innovation category at the inaugural Recircle Awards.