Pyrum Innovations AG starts commissioning of first large-​scale industrial series plant

  • Milestone for Pyrum: Start of commissioning of thermolysis recycling plant 2&3 in Dillingen
  • First oil deliveries from the plant expansion to BASF expected in the third quarter of 2023

Dillingen /​Saar, 16 June 2023 – Pyrum Innovations AG (“Pyrum”, the “company”, ISIN: DE000A2G8ZX8) has started the commissioning of the thermolysis recycling plants 2&3 in Dillingen. The recent start of the compressed air supply unit marks the beginning of the phased commissioning. Over the next few weeks, the commissioning of all other parts of the entire plant will follow successively. After successful cold commissioning, the first test run of the reactors for production can then take place.

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG: “The start of commissioning of our lines 2&3 at our main plant in Dillingen after a construction period of about 20 months is, without exaggeration, one of the biggest milestones in the company’s history so far. Our new plant now represents the prototype of a Pyrum thermolysis recycling plant, with which we will revolutionize the recycling of end-​of-​life tyres in the future. We have already planned numerous additional plants to greatly expand our recycling capacity and revenue base in the coming years.”

In February 2023, the two new thermolysis reactors had been installed in the thermolysis tower. The heating elements were recently finalised. Since the beginning of June, the new shredder plant has also been running at full capacity with a capacity of approx. 6 tonnes of end-​of-​life tyres per hour. The hot commissioning of the pyrolysis plant with a successive increase in production volumes is scheduled to start in August/​September 2023. The company’s goal is that the first oil deliveries to BASF can be made as early as the end of the third quarter of 2023.

The final element will then be the delivery and commissioning of the new mill and pelletising unit in the first half of 2024. After a successful ramp-​up phase, the Dillingen site will process around 18,000 to 20,000 tonnes of end-​of-​life tyres per year into thermolysis gas, oil and coke, as well as steel, and return them to the circular economy so that new products, such as new tyres, plastics and energy, can be produced.

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IR.on AG
Frederic Hilke
Tel: +49 221 9140 970
E‑mail: pyrum(at)ir-on.com

Pyrum Innovations AG
Dieselstrasse 8
66763 Dillingen
E‑mail: presse(at)pyrum.net
https://​www​.pyrum​.net

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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.