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Pyrum Innovations AG publishes figures for 2023

Pyrum total output decreased to EUR 12.9 million (2022: EUR 19.1 million) as construction of the plant expansion in Dillingen progresses according to plan

Pyrum Innovations AG presented its annual and consolidated financial statements for the 2023 financial year. Accordingly, the Group generated total output of EUR 12.8 million, which decreased by EUR 6.3 million compared to the same period of the previous year (2022: EUR 19.1 million) due to a decline in own work capitalised and lower than expected rCB production volumes.

Own work capitalised amounted to EUR 11.7 million (2022: EUR 17.8 million) as construction of the plant expansion in Dillingen progressed according to plan.

At EUR 1.1 million, sales were slightly above the previous year’s level (2022: EUR 1.0 million). In particular, sales from the rCB produced fell well short of expectations despite sales prices of more than EUR 900 per tonne, as the throughput of the installed grinding and pelleting plant is still limited to a maximum of 350 kg per hour. To increase the production capacity of the rCB, a second grinding and pelleting plant has been ordered. The first parts will be delivered in May. Commissioning of the new plant is scheduled for the end of 2024. From this point onwards, the company expects sales to increase, as the rCB can then be produced and sold in significantly larger quantities. The consolidated net loss for the year was EUR -9.5 million (2022: EUR -7.8 million).

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG said; “Another eventful year lies behind us, in which we achieved many of our goals, partially realised others, though some things proved impossible to achieve as planned. The construction of our two new lines in Dillingen and the successful search for a second site for Pyrum’s own plant in Perl-Besch in Saarland are certainly highlights. The warm commissioning of lines 2 and 3 in Dillingen is currently underway and we have already produced the first thermolysis oil from line 2 and delivered it to BASF. We have already ordered the three new reactors for the plant in Perl-Besch and want to start the first earthworks and foundation work this summer. We now have a total of eight projects in various phases in the pipeline, which we want to get over the finishing line in the next three years. This means that the current year will also be an extremely exciting one for our company history and we are extremely confident about the coming months and years.”

The first rCB deliveries from Pyrum to Continental and Ralf Bohle GmbH (“Schwalbe” brand) also took place in the 2023 financial year. Continental has been manufacturing all solid tyres at the Korbach plant with Pyrum’s rCB since mid-2023. Pyrum has also been approved as a supplier by Pirelli and Hankook.