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Pyrum Innovations AG Gains RCS Certification

Pyrum has received RCS certification for its pyrolysis oil, opening new possibilities for sustainable textile production

BASF takes RCS certified pyrolysis oil as a customer as part of the existing cooperation, feeding it into production and producing Ultramid® Ccycled® using the mass balance approach

Pyrum Innovations AG has received RCS sustainability certification for its pyrolysis oil, setting another milestone in the company’s commitment to sustainable textile production. This makes Pyrum one of the first companies to have its oil certified according to this standard. The certification ensures that the oil meets all the necessary sustainability criteria required by Pyrum’s customer BASF for the production of its product “Ultramid® Ccyled®”, a polyamide for textile applications. Pyrum’s certified pyrolysis oil is fed into the production process by BASF and allocated to Ultramid® Ccycled® using the mass balance approach. The mass balance process and RCS certification also ensure transparent traceability in the supply chain.

Frank Reil, Head of Marketing & New Business Development Polyamides Europe at BASF said; “In the interest of a sustainable supply chain, we are very pleased that Pyrum as our supplier is now also RCS certified.”

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG added; “We are proud to support our partners in achieving their sustainability goals. With the RCS certification we have reached another milestone for the use of our oil in the textile industry. The certification shows once again that the quality of our oil is in no way inferior to fossil raw materials. We will continue our work with our partners on new solutions for a sustainable circular economy.”

Meanwhile, preparations are underway for the next commissioning run of the second reactor at the main plant in Dillingen/Saar. The aim is to generate its own electricity from the thermolysis gas. Reactor 2 has now been ramped up to more than 80 per cent of its rated output and is currently on a maintenance shutdown until it is scheduled to be commissioned within the next two weeks. Furthermore, reactor 3 is being prepared for its first commissioning run. The start is scheduled for calendar week 18 (29 April to 2 May 2024).