Pyrum Innovations AG has started preliminary discussions with Thermo Lysi SA to develop a new plant for the recycling of end-of-life tyres (ELT) in Greece
Pyrum Innovations has agreed to perform all the necessary planning that will be used for building permits, as required by Greek Law, for the new plant, approximately 140 km north of Athens. The plant will have a capacity of 20,000 tons of ELT per year and will be able to cover almost half of the total quantity of ELT in Greece – the country currently produces about 45,000 tons of ELT per year, according to Pyrum.
The new plant will help to recycle these tyres sustainably and recover valuable resources. Under the terms of this investigation, Pyrum is willing to carry out the basic engineering and to prepare parts of the documentation required for the permits of the new plant. An existing tyre recycling unit with a shredder is already located at a nearby site of the planned plant.
This means that synergies can be used in the design and future implementation of the new plant. The land on which the new plant will be built provides sufficient space for future capacity expansion. The agreement with Thermo Lysi SA further strengthens the extensive and promising pipeline for the construction of pyrolysis plants based on the Pyrum technology in Europe.
The venture, is the first outside Germany, though there are several MoU in place. Pyrum has already started preparing the approval documents for another of its own plants in Homburg, Germany, where construction is scheduled to start at the end of this year. Again, based on ongoing financing discussions, Pyrum expects that full financing will be in place by the time the permit applications are submitted.
Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG said; “We are looking forward to realising this groundbreaking project in Greece together with Thermo Lysi SA. Commissioning the design and all the work necessary to obtain the building permit underlines the trust and commitment that Thermo Lysi SA has placed in us. Together we will examine the requirements for building a state-of-the-art recycling plant to address the challenges of waste tyre disposal in Greece and make an important contribution to the circular economy.”