Homburg town council votes unanimously in favour of new Pyrum plant

  • City council unani­mously approves sale of city-owned property to Pyrum
  • In Homburg, Pyrum is plan­ning its second own plant in Saar­land after the main plant in Dillingen
  • The plant will consist of three pyro­lysis reac­tors with a total capa­city of around 20,000 tonnes of used tyres per year

Dillingen /​Saar and Homburg, 16 February 2023 — Pyrum Inno­va­tions AG (“Pyrum”, the “Company”, ISIN: DE000A2G8ZX8), a pionee­ring company that sustain­ably recy­cles used tyres with its globally patented, unique pyro­lysis tech­no­logy, announces that the city council of Homburg has unani­mously voted in favour of the sale of a city-owned plot of land to Pyrum and thus for the cons­truc­tion of a new pyro­lysis plant. The contract to secure the land is to be signed shortly so that the plan­ning and autho­ri­sa­tion process for Pyrum’s second own plant in Saar­land can begin as soon as possible.

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Inno­va­tions AG: “There were just two months between our first contact with Mayor Michael Forster in December 2022, which was estab­lished by the Saar Economic Deve­lo­p­ment Corpo­ra­tion, the presen­ta­tion to the parlia­men­tary group chairmen in January and the cross-party, unani­mous appr­oval of the city council. This speed is unpre­ce­dented and we would like to thank those respon­sible in the city of Homburg for their great support. We now want to start plan­ning as quickly as possible and are confi­dent that the appr­oval process will run just as smoothly as the expan­sion in Dillingen, as we are working with the same authorities.”

Michael Forster, Mayor of the city of Homburg, is also enthu­si­a­stic: “The estab­lish­ment of Pyrum is also a great gain for the city of Homburg and a logical addi­tion to our busi­ness loca­tion. With Pyrum’s future-oriented tech­no­logy, we are buil­ding a bridge to a circular economy that ideally enri­ches our tradi­tional auto­mo­tive loca­tion with used tyre recy­cling. In addi­tion, expe­ri­ence with the plant in Dillingen shows that the citi­zens of Homburg do not have to expect any noise or pollution.”

Like the main Pyrum plant in Dillingen, the new plant in Homburg will also consist of three pyro­lysis reac­tors, which will have a proces­sing capa­city of around 20,000 tonnes of used tyres per year once completed. The loca­tion offers nume­rous valuable advan­tages: In addi­tion to its proxi­mity to the Michelin plant in Homburg — from which Pyrum has already been recy­cling used tyres for three years and with which the colla­bo­ra­tion can now be expanded — and to BASF in Ludwigs­hafen — a stra­tegic partner since autumn 2020 and customer of Pyrum’s pyro­lysis oil — the site has a rail connec­tion that enables envi­ron­men­tally friendly logi­stics. In addi­tion, the new buil­ding will free up capa­city at the Dillingen plant, which can be used for tyre accep­tance from Luxem­bourg without having to build a sepa­rate plant in the neigh­bou­ring country.

District and univer­sity town of Homburg
Michael Klein
Head of Commu­ni­ca­tions and Public Relations
At Forum 5
66424 Homburg
Phone: +49 68 41 101–222
Mobile: +49 172 6828 049
E‑mail: Michael.Klein(at)homburg.de

Pyrum Innovations AG

Contact us

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


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.