REMONDIS and Pyrum Innovations AG sign letter of intent and start planning a joint recycling plant in Bremen

  • New plant with a capa­city of 20,000 tonnes of end-of-life tyres per year, based on Pyrum recy­cling tech­no­logy, planned in the port of Bremen
  • Remondis and Pyrum have already started with first plant layouts
  • Appr­oval process to start in the coming weeks

Dillingen /​Saar, 13 November 2023Pyrum Inno­va­tions AG (“Pyrum”, the “Company”, ISIN: DE000A2G8ZX8), toge­ther with the recy­cling company REMONDIS, announced the launch for the plan­ning of a Pyrum plant to recycle end-of-life tyres (ELT). For this purpose, a letter of intent was recently signed. The plant is to be located on a Weser­port site in Bremen, a subsi­diary of REMONDIS’ sister company RHENUS. It will have a recy­cling capa­city of 20,000 tonnes of ELT per year from which the raw mate­rial, carbon black, will be recovered. 

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum: “We are incre­dibly proud that REMONDIS has chosen our tech­no­logy and is now taking the step toge­ther with us to build a plant based on Pyrum tech­no­logy. This is another important mile­stone to increase our recy­cling capa­ci­ties in order to be able to meet the high demand for our end products. In addi­tion, the new plant will help to sustain­ably trans­form the ELT market and take a further step towards the circular economy. With REMONDIS, the leading German recy­cling company has opted for our tech­no­logy. The customer for the pyro­lysis oil produced at the new plant in Bremen will be the chemical group BASF SE, which will use the oil in its produc­tion network to manu­fac­ture mass-balanced products. Through this project, we are further expan­ding our exis­ting trus­ting coöperation.”

Jürgen F. Ephan, mana­ging director of REMONDIS Recy­cling GmbH & Co KG: “It is in our company’s DNA to want to create and develop mate­rial cycles. For this reason, we are very pleased to have entered into a part­ner­ship with Pyrum in which we are taking on a very chal­len­ging mate­rial flow which, until now, could only be recy­cled ther­mally. Toge­ther, we are actively contri­bu­ting to making our society and economy a little more circular instead of linear. The reco­vered raw mate­rial carbon black can be comple­tely reused in the produc­tion of new tyres. This is the ideal case of the circular economy.”

It is planned that Pyrum will start prepa­ring the appr­oval docu­ments required for cons­truc­tion in the next few weeks, which should be submitted in the first half of 2024. The invest­ment volume for the new plant amounts to appro­xi­m­ately EUR 40 million. Pyrum can thus further expand the pipe­line for the cons­truc­tion of pyro­lysis plants. In addi­tion to the projected own plant in Saar­land, there are curr­ently five plants in the concrete plan­ning and appr­oval phase in coöpe­ra­tion with various partners.

About REMONDIS SE

REMONDIS is one of the world’s leading private recy­cling, service and water compa­nies and provides services for around 30 million people. REMONDIS is present in over 30 count­ries on three conti­nents through its bran­ches and shares in compa­nies. Founded in 1934, this family-run busi­ness employs more than 40,000 people and gene­rates annual sales of EUR 12.6 billion (2022). REMONDIS makes a signi­fi­cant contri­bu­tion to protec­ting the envi­ron­ment and conser­ving resources across its many busi­ness divi­sions. From reco­ve­ring valuable raw mate­rials from indus­trial and house­hold waste to produ­cing high quality recy­cled raw mate­rials and conver­ting non-recy­clable resi­dual mate­rials into fuels. Last but not least, the company is also making an incre­asing contri­bu­tion to the energy tran­si­tion by using biomass as an energy source. REMONDIS sees itself as a global partner and consul­tant for indus­trial, retail and local autho­ri­ties to find regional and indi­vi­dual solutions.

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REMONDIS and Pyrum Innovations AG sign letter of intent and start planning a joint recycling plant in Bremen

Contact us

IR.on AG
Frederic Hilke
Tel: +49 221 9140 970
E‑mail: pyrum(at)ir-on.com

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.