Pyrum Innovations AG: First pyrolysis oil produced in new reactor

  • Reactor ramped up to target tempe­ra­ture under produc­tion condi­tions for the first time
  • All circuits run as planned in terms of process engineering
  • Longer test produc­tion run of the reactor planned until the end of the year

Dillingen /​Saar, 9 November 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 the first successful warm-up of the new Reactor 2 at its main plant in Dillingen/​Saar. In this context, the reactor was started up and heated to the produc­tion tempe­ra­ture of around 650 °C for the first time, fed with granu­late and the dosing system successfully tested so that the first pyro­lysis oil could be produced in small quantities.

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Inno­va­tions AG: “In the course of the warm commis­sio­ning that started at the end of October, we can announce the next success story. The first warm-up was completed as planned and all systems and circuits worked as intended. We will now analyse the findings and incor­po­rate them into the further warm commis­sio­ning. After a further test run in around two weeks’ time, we plan to carry out the first longer test produc­tion run of the reactor in December and produce pyro­lysis oil conti­nuously. Reactor 3 is to follow shortly afterwards.”

After the initial warm-up, the reactor was shut down again in a controlled manner. After the start of conti­nuous test opera­tion, the throughput of the first new line will be succes­si­vely ramped up to 75 %. All the expe­ri­ence gained from line 2 will then be trans­ferred to line 3 and line 3 will also be ramped up to a throughput of 75 % as quickly as possible. Both lines are then gradu­ally ramped up to 100 %. The entire process up to full capa­city utili­sa­tion is carried out as quickly as possible, but can take several months, as is usual for plants of this size.

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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.