Pyrum and Continental conclude a contract for the supply of recovered Carbon Black (rCB)

  • As part of the development agreement concluded in 2022, Pyrum and Continental agree on the supply of recovered carbon black 
  • Increase in delivery volume planned in parallel with ongoing expansion of production capacities
  • This means that, in addition to pyrolysis oil, there are now long-​term supply contracts for all of Pyrum’s core products

Dillingen /​Saar, 30 March 2023 – Pyrum Innovations AG (“Pyrum”, the “Company”, ISIN: DE000A2G8ZX8), a pioneering company that sustainably recycles used tyres with its globally patented, unique pyrolysis technology, has concluded a contract with the premium tyre manufacturer Continental for the supply of recovered carbon black (rCB).

In addition to the contract for the supply of pyrolysis oil to BASF SE, long-​term serial supply contracts for all of Pyrum’s core products have now been concluded.

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG: “The long-​term supply contract is a huge step for our company. We have now concluded serial supply contracts for all core products. As with our pyrolysis oil, the demand for our rCB is much greater than we can currently fulfil. We will therefore be expanding our production capacities over the next few years and expect to triple our capacities this year with the commissioning of production lines II and III at our site in Dillingen. Potential partners and interested parties now have the certainty that both end products – oil and rCB – have a market that will buy the products. This is the final building block to start rolling out the systems in large-​scale production.”

The contract with Continental follows on from the joint development agreement that has already been in place for a year, one of the aims of which is to further optimise and expand the recycling of used tyres through pyrolysis. Since then, Pyrum has demonstrated in various audits that it fulfils basic automotive industry standards and recently received ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system, for example. In addition, Continental has already held a strategic minority stake in the company since Pyrum’s IPO in 2021. In the long term, Pyrum and Continental are aiming for a circular economy concept for the recycling of used tyres in order to reduce the use of fossil raw materials and CO2-emissions in the production and recycling of tyres.

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Frederic Hilke
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E‑mail: pyrum(at)

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66763 Dillingen
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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.