The goal of the European BlackCycle project is to create a closed-loop economy for the efficient recycling of used tyres. The consortium, represented in five countries, is to develop a sustainable process to recycle recovered materials from scrap tyres back into new tyre production. This includes the collection and selection of raw materials from scrap tyres as well as the optimisation of pyrolysis, oil refining and utilization.

The Pyrum Innovations AG team focuses on the further development and adaptation of the pyrolysis process on a laboratory and industrial scale. The aim is to obtain products with customized properties for ideal further utilization with the highest possible quality from end-of-life tyres.

Further information can be found on the BlackCycle website:

Project details

Project start: May 2020

Project duration: 3 years

Project funding: Horizon 2020

Project number: 820687


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