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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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.