Dillingen, Germany – Pyrum Innovation AG has advanced the expansion of its waste tire recycling plant in Dillingen with the installation of reactors for the second and third processing lines currently under construction.
The development marks “an important milestone” in the expansion of the tire pyrolysis facility, Pyrum announced 8 Feb. The first tests of the installed components can begin shortly. The 'loop checks', said Pyrum, represent the first step of the cold commissioning of the two lines, which are set to triple the processing capacity of the plant to 20 kilotonnes per annum.
"The so-called marriage - the installation of the finished engine in a machine - of the two new reactors is a significant moment,” said CEO Pascal Klein.
With the two new production lines, the flagship plant will in future have the standard recycling capacity envisaged for all new Pyrum plants, he said.
“We expect to complete the expansion of our main plant on schedule,” he added, without giving a specific timeline.
Pyrum has developed and patented pyrolysis technology for end-of-life tires. Using Pyrum's patented technology, the reactors convert rubber granulate from waste tyres into pyrolysis oil, gas and recovered carbon black (rCB), which in turn are used by Pyrum's customers as raw materials for the manufacture of new products.
Prior to the expansion, its main plant at Dillingen/Saar consisted of just one production line, which has been operating on an industrial scale since 2020. The current expansion will triple the available processing capacity to around 20,000 tonnes of ELT per year.
Going forward, Pyrum plans to build 15 new waste tire recycling plants by 2030.