Pyrum Innovations AG: Scientific study by the Fraunhofer Institute confirms enormous CO2 savings of the Pyrum pyrolysis process

  • First data analysis of the entire process chain confirms Pyrum’s pyro­lysis process saves signi­fi­cantly more CO2 compared to conven­tional recy­cling methods2 a
  • “Life Cycle Assess­ment” by the Fraun­hofer Insti­tute for Envi­ron­mental, Safety and Energy Tech­no­logy UMSICHT published in the renowned journal “Resources, Conser­va­tion and Recycling”

Dillingen /​Saar, 22 November 2023 — 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, has once again proven the sustaina­bi­lity of its busi­ness model. A scien­tific study by the Fraun­hofer Insti­tute recently published in the renowned journal “Resources, Conser­va­tion and Recy­cling” proves that Pyrum’s pyro­lysis process offers signi­fi­cant CO2 savings compared to conven­tional methods.2-savings compared to conven­tional methods.

The compre­hen­sive “Life Cycle Assess­ment” (LCA) in the study compares the envi­ron­mental impact of the pyro­lysis of ELT using the Pyrum process with other conven­tional disposal methods, inclu­ding inci­ne­ra­tion in cement plants and mate­rial recy­cling. For the first time, data from the entire process chain of line 1 of the Pyrum plant in Dillingen was used for this purpose. The results show that the recy­cling of ELT through the Pyrum pyro­lysis process is signi­fi­cantly more envi­ron­men­tally friendly than other methods in the cate­go­ries of global warming, parti­cu­late matter and resource use. Overall, the Pyrum pyro­lysis process results in a CO2 saving of 703 kg CO2 equi­va­lent per tonne of ELT. By compa­rison, the current recy­cling mix in Germany achieves a saving of 561 kg CO2 equi­va­lent per tonne of ELT.2-savings of 965 kg CO2-equi­va­lent per tonne of used tyres. By compa­rison, the current recy­cling mix in Germany achieves a saving of 561 kg CO2-eq. per tonne of used tyres.

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Inno­va­tions AG: “The pyro­lysis of ELT using the Pyrum process is supe­rior to conven­tional utili­sa­tion methods. In addi­tion to the LCA already carried out by Fraun­hofer UMSICHT last year, the study results now published include real opera­ting data from the mill and agglo­me­ra­tion. This means that the data­base is very robust and the results under­line the enormous poten­tial of the Pyrum pyro­lysis tech­no­logy in ELT recycling.

The complete article on the results of the Fraun­hofer Institute’s LCA is available at https://​www​.scien​ce​di​rect​.com/​s​c​i​e​n​c​e​/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​/​p​i​i​/​S​0​9​2​1​3​4​4​9​2​3​0​0​3​890 retrievable.

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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.