Birla/Circtec deal will see large volume pyrolysis in the Netherlands
Birla Carbon Does Deal with Circtec
The tyre pyrolysis market is seeing some dramatic changes after decades of wandering in the wilderness.
Following on from Michelin’s interest in Enviro, and the Blackcycle project, news has been released that Birla Carbon, one of the world’s leading Carbon Black producers, has signed an agreement with Circtec.
It is believed that this agreement will create the largest such supply agreement for sustainable carbonaceous materials. Birla Carbon says that it will take the sustainability solution to its global customer base.
Following 10 years of scaling up its proprietary production processes to a commercial level, Circtec is to set up a flagship production plant in the Netherlands. Production is expected to begin by the end of 2022, and the company says the facility will be the largest, most efficient and most sustainable pyrolysis plant in Europe.
The Circtec plant is estimated to have a yearly production capacity of 73,000 tons of sustainable carbonaceous materials over the next five years. The site is to be the largest single source of sustainable carbonaceous materials and product-grade renewable fuels produced using end-of-life tires.
“Our commitment to sustainability over the last decade has seen Birla Carbon bring more and more innovation-focused solutions to our customers,” commented Santrupt Misra, chief executive officer at Birla Carbon. “This partnership with Circtec is a big step toward product circularity in our value chain and bringing our customers’ sustainability aspirations closer to reality. Through our collaboration, we will become the largest suppliers of sustainable carbonaceous materials in the world, weaving together technology expertise and customised solutions.”
Commenting on the partnership with Birla Carbon, Allen Timpany, co-founder and CEO of Circtec, said, “Our long-term alliance with Birla Carbon is instrumental to our objective to build a leading global business in the low-carbon circular economy.”