Pyrum and UNITANK sign Memorandum of Understanding for the construction and operation of several pyrolysis plants

Ad-hoc | 19 September 2022 | 6:11 pm

Publi­ca­tion of inside infor­ma­tion in accordance with Art. 17 of Regu­la­tion (EU) No. 596/​2014

Dillingen /​Saar, 19 September 2022 — Pyrum Inno­va­tions AG and UNITANK Betriebs- und Verwal­tungs GmbH today signed a Memo­randum of Under­stan­ding on the joint cons­truc­tion, opera­tion and main­ten­ance of pyro­lysis plants for the recy­cling of used tyres. The non-binding decla­ra­tion of intent envi­sages the cons­truc­tion of up to ten plants in the EU by 2030. Each of these will have at least three pyro­lysis reac­tors with an average capa­city of 20,000 tonnes of used tyres per year. Pyrum and UNITANK intend to build the first plant in Germany.

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About Pyrum Innovations AG

With its patented pyro­lysis tech­no­logy, Pyrum Inno­va­tions AG is active in the attrac­tive recy­cling market for used tyres and various plas­tics. Pyrum’s pyro­lysis process is largely energy self-suffi­cient and, accor­ding to the Fraun­hofer Insti­tute, saves signi­fi­cantly more CO2 emis­sions than today’s stan­dard recy­cling processes for used tyres — espe­ci­ally compared to inci­ne­ra­tion in cement plants — and produces new raw mate­rials such as pyro­lysis oil, gas and recy­cled carbon black (rCB) from the waste used as input mate­rials. In this way, Pyrum closes the 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 regis­tra­tion from the Euro­pean Chemi­cals Agency (ECHA) for the pyro­lysis oil it produces back in 2018. This means that the oil is reco­g­nised as an offi­cial raw mate­rial that can be used in produc­tion processes. In addi­tion, Pyrum has received ISCC PLUS certi­fi­ca­tion for the pyro­lysis oil and the rCB. Both products are ther­e­fore reco­g­nised as sustainable and rene­wable raw mate­rials. Pyrum has also received ISO 14001 certi­fi­ca­tion for its envi­ron­mental manage­ment system and ISO 9001 certi­fi­ca­tion for its quality manage­ment system. These successes have also been reco­g­nised by inter­na­tional experts in the tyre industry. For example, Pyrum was hono­ured at the first Recircle Awards in the cate­gory Best Tyre Recy­cling Inno­va­tion and has been a fina­list for the German SME award three times in a row.