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.