CEO Pascal Klein is among the ‘Top 40 under 40’

Dillingen /​Saar, 18 November 2022 — Pascal Klein, co-founder and CEO of Pyrum Inno­va­tions AG, has been named a winner of the “Top 40 under 40” award by busi­ness maga­zine Capital. Once a year, the Capital edito­rial team selects 40 of the most important talents under the age of 40 from the fields of busi­ness, science, poli­tics and society under this motto. During the selec­tion process, the edito­rial team inter­views poli­ti­cians, top civil servants, mana­gers, entre­pre­neurs, consul­tants and past award winners. This year, the award winners were once again hono­ured at the Top 40 Under 40 Gala in Berlin, which took place on 17 November 2022 for the 15th time since 2007. Over the years, the annual events have created a network that brings toge­ther top perfor­mers from various disci­plines to discuss important topics for the future at the awards ceremony.

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Inno­va­tions AG: ‘I was really very surprised when I heard about the award and, of course, I feel highly hono­ured. Our journey at Pyrum is far from over, and we want to continue contri­bu­ting to the estab­lish­ment of a circular economy in Germany and beyond. I would also like to take this oppor­tu­nity to thank all my colle­agues who made possible the incre­dible deve­lo­p­ment we have enjoyed at Pyrum over the last few years!’

Pascal Klein founded Pyrum in 2008 toge­ther with his Manage­ment Board colle­ague Michael Kapf. Since the change of legal form to a public limited company in 2018, he has headed the company’s Manage­ment Board as CEO and, in this role, played a key role in enhan­cing and refi­ning Pyrum’s tech­no­logy to the point that the pyro­lysis process is now capable of opera­ting on an indus­trial scale. This laid the foun­da­tion for Pyrum’s large-scale rollout, which has been in progress on a step-by-step basis for around two years. To finance the expan­sion, Mr Klein, toge­ther with his colle­agues on the Manage­ment Board, was respon­sible for the successful IPO on the Oslo Stock Exch­ange in September 2021 and the secon­dary listing on the Frank­furt Stock Exch­ange in March 2022. Mr Klein will also be a guest at the German Equity Forum in Frank­furt on 30 November 2022 and will present Pyrum Inno­va­tions AG to inves­tors at 9:30 a.m.

CEO Pascal Klein is among the 'Top 40 under 40'

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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.