Pyrum launches pilot project with the BMW Group to recycle used tyres in Saarland

Dillingen /​Saar, 15 December 2022 — Pyrum Inno­va­tions AG (“Pyrum”), a pionee­ring company that sustain­ably recy­cles used tyres with its globally patented, unique pyro­lysis tech­no­logy, has further expanded its coöpe­ra­tion network. As part of a pilot project with the BMW Group, Pyrum recently began recy­cling used tyres from the BMW Group’s Saar­land branch. The pilot project was preceded by an audit in which topics such as occu­pa­tional health and safety, fire protec­tion, licences and envi­ron­mental regu­la­tions were examined.

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Inno­va­tions AG: “We are delighted to welcome the BMW Group as a renowned partner in our coöpe­ra­tion network. Our unique pyro­lysis tech­no­logy is the leading process for the recy­cling of used tyres.”

Thomas Grupp, Head of Customer Support Market Germany at the BMW Group: “The respon­sible use of resources plays a central role for the BMW Group. Our aim is to reduce the consump­tion of resources by using high-quality secon­dary mate­rials. In addi­tion, we promote reuse and recy­cling at the end of the product life cycle in accordance with the prin­ci­ples of the circular economy.”

The BMW Group is involved in various pilot projects to vali­date new processes and methods. The return of used tyres to a high-quality recy­cling process is a further step for the BMW Group towards an even more respon­sible use of resources.

In turn, the pilot project will enable Pyrum to further expand its supply of used tyres, parti­cu­larly in light of the already approved commis­sio­ning of addi­tional produc­tion lines at the main plant in Dillingen/​Saar. The coöpe­ra­tion with BMW expands Pyrum’s exis­ting and successful part­ner­ships, inclu­ding with BASF, Conti­nental and the bicycle tyre manu­fac­turer Ralf Bohle (Schwalbe).

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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.