From used tyres to door handles: Pyrum will recycle used tyres from Mercedes-​Benz vehicles in future

Pyrolysis oil from used tyres as a basis for the production of technically sophisticated and safety-​relevant Mercedes-​Benz vehicle components 

Pyrum Innovations AG (“Pyrum”, the “Company”, ISIN: DE000A2G8ZX8), a pioneering company that sustainably recycles used tyres with its globally patented, unique pyrolysis technology, is taking the next step in its collaboration with Mercedes-​Benz AG. In future, the company will recycle several hundred tonnes of used tyres from the Mercedes-​Benz Used Parts Centre every year. The company produces pyrolysis oil from the used tyres using its own innovative process. The pyrolysis oil produced is then supplied to the co-​operation partner BASF SE, which uses the oil as a raw material in combination with biomethane in the production of new plastics for the manufacture of Mercedes-​Benz vehicle components.

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG: “We are delighted to be taking the next step in our collaboration with Mercedes-​Benz. By chemically recycling used tyres from Mercedes-​Benz vehicles, we can jointly reduce the use of fossil resources and ultimately close material cycles.”

The used tyres are delivered from the Mercedes-​Benz used parts centre and disposed of at Pyrum’s main plant in Dillingen. Pyrum has been supplying pyrolysis oil to BASF since last year. BASF then feeds this into its Verbund together with biomethane from agricultural waste at the start of production and uses it to produce a new plastic that is certified according to the so-​called “mass balance process”. Since last year, the first series models such as the EQE and the Mercedes-​Benz S‑Class have already been equipped with swing door handles. In addition, the Mercedes-​Benz S‑Class is to be fitted with a crash absorber made from the recycled plastic material. Further potential applications for the innovative recycled material are being explored.

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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.