Pyrum Innovations AG: New reactor in Dillingen already at 75% output during second start-up run

  • New reactor 2 (TAD 2) in Dillingen runs stably at 75% of nominal output
  • Successful produc­tion of 30,000 litres of oil during second test run
  • Warm commis­sio­ning of TAD 3 is expected to follow by the end of March 2024

Dillingen /​Saar, 7 February 2024 – Pyrum Inno­va­tions AG (“Pyrum”, the “Company”, ISIN: DE000A2G8ZX8), a pioneer in the sustainable recy­cling of end-of-life tyres (ELT) based on its patented pyro­lysis tech­no­logy, reports initial successes in the commis­sio­ning of the new reactor 2 (TAD 2) at its main plant in Dillingen/​Saar. Since the start of the second test run on Tuesday, 30 January 2024, the throughput of the new reactor has already been gradu­ally increased to 75% of the expected output for future series produc­tion within a week. This means that indus­trial quan­ti­ties of ELT can already be processed in TAD 2 and Pyrum’s tech­no­logy has provided proof of concept for the planned large-scale rollout. More than 30,000 litres of oil have already been produced and are now being sampled in the labo­ra­tory before being deli­vered to BASF within the next two weeks as planned.

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Inno­va­tions AG: “We are all incre­dibly proud of this result. Thanks to the perfect prepa­ra­tion of our team, we have managed to bring the reactor to a stable throughput of 75% within a very short time — instead of within three months as planned. If there were any doubts about our tech­no­logy, we can now dispel them: from a tech­nical point of view, nothing stands in the way of our rollout. The tech­no­logy worked straight away. And thanks to the loan from BASF, we have also over­come the biggest obsta­cles from a finan­cial perspective.”

The plan is now to main­tain the throughput in TAD 2 at 75% to 80% over the next few weeks and to opti­mise the processes between the indi­vi­dual parts of the plant. TAD 3 is also set to be ramped up to 80% by the end of March 2024, which means a tripling of the current produc­tion capacity.

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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.