Pascal Klein, co-founder and chief executive officer of pyrolysis end-of-life tyre recycler Pyrum Innovations AG, has been named a winner of the ‘Top 40 under 40’ award by German business magazine Capital.
Scandinavian Enviro Systems has received a recovered tyre pyrolysis oil order worth SEK 2 million (£158,000) from Preem, Sweden’s largest fuel company. Enviro will deliver the oil in the first quarter of 2023 for Preem’s use in production tests that will determine its suitability for producing biofuels.
Scandinavian Enviro Systems (publ) received an order for its tyre-derived pyrolysis oil from the subsidiary of a leading US oil company for production tests in February 2022. The oil was delivered in June following its approval in accordance with the EU REACH directive, a condition for a final deal.
When it commences operations in 2024, the end-of-life tyre (ELT) processing facility that Bolder Industries, Inc. and three partners are setting up in the Port of Antwerp will be capable of processing approximately 3 million ELTs a year. Bolder says this will “dramatically increase” production volumes for BolderBlack and BolderOil and satisfy increasing demand for these sustainable, circular raw materials in Europe and beyond.
Carlton Forest Group has appointed Mark Horobin its chief financial officer. Horobin, who is ACA (ICAEW) qualified, has enjoyed a successful career in finance with his roles taking him to Denmark, UAE, and Italy in addition to the UK.
Tyre pyrolysis project Wastefront AS and Hulteberg Chemistry & Engineering AB have been awarded a 2 million-euro grant from the Eureka Eurostars funding programme and the Norwegian Research Council as well as the Swedish Innovation Agency. Total project-funding amounts to 2.076 million euros – half from Eurostars and half from the other project partners.
Greenval Technologies has announced plans to invest 20 million euros in the construction of tyre pyrolysis/energy generation plant in Aspe, Spain. The facility is scheduled to start running in 2023 and will generate more than 100 jobs during construction plus 30 ongoing jobs at the facility. Aspe City Council is said to be already studying the proposal in light of the necessary licenses.
Mercedes-Benz is starting to equip its EQE and S-Class models with door handles containing materials gleaned from end-of-life tyres, and those involved in the project have been acknowledged for their contribution. Pyrolysis-based recycling specialist Pyrum Innovations, together with BASF, Mercedes-Benz and Witte Automotive, received a Materialica Design + Technology Award 2022 at this month’s eMove360 ° trade fair.
Authorities in Germany have granted Pyrum Innovations AG approval to start operating the two new production lines at its main plant in Dillingen. Obtaining this official permit is a significant milestone for Pyrum as it verifies the approvability of its series production plants and means that future facilities can be built without facing official restrictions.
Pyrum Innovations intends to build up to ten pyrolysis plants for recycling end-of-life tyres in the EU by 2030 together with tank terminal operator Unitank Betriebs- und Verwaltungs. The two firms agreed on this in a MoU signed in September. The first plant will be built in Germany, with its exact location finalised by the end of this year and commercial operation probably commencing late 2025.
ZC Rubber claims to have been the first tyre company in China to recycle, reuse and repurpose its products, beginning its journey in 2005 with the establishment of its Recycling Technology and Service Center. The manufacturer is expanding its circular economy activities in 2022 with a new 5,000 tonne per annum tyre pyrolysis processing line as well as a Zhongce Recycling Technology production line that can produce 7,500 tonnes of liquid recycled rubber a year.
Scandinavian Enviro Systems is in the midst of an expansive phase, and as part of the accompanying enlargement of its finance department has appointed Staffan Kullberg its new chief financial officer. Urban Folcker, whom Kullberg succeeds in this role, will assume responsibility for expanding the company’s capacity in business control and for developing processes in the finance area required to support expansion.
Discarded tyres will soon find a new home within the latest Mercedes-Benz models. Pyrum Innovations AG, which produces pyrolysis oil from end-of-life tyres (ELT), is supplying oil to its cooperation partner BASF SE, which in turn is combining the oil with biomethane as a raw material in the production of virgin plastics for vehicle components. Door handles will be the first products to have their fossil raw materials replaced by biomethane and pyrolysis oil from ELT. These will appear on Mercedes-Benz EQE and S-Class models later in 2022.
South Korean waste treatment and raw material recycling company LC Carbon announced on Tuesday that it had gained US$15 million of Series A investment, which it will use to build a pyrolysis, crushing, and recovered carbon black (rCB) facility within the country.
Last November, US-based sustainable materials firm Bolder Industries announced that it had entered into a partnership with major recycler Liberty Tire Recycling. The two companies have now completed a formal agreement outlining their North American partnership.