As revealed in Tyre and Rubber Recycling’s report from our visit to Dillingen, Pyrum Innovations AG has announced the successful installation of the two pyrolysis reactors for production lines 2 and 3 at its main plant in Dillingen/Saar
This marks an important milestone in the expansion of the plant. The first tests of the installed components can begin shortly. These so-called loop checks represent the first step of the cold commissioning.
Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG said; “The so-called marriage – the installation of the finished engine in a machine – of the two new reactors is a significant moment in the history of our company. With the two new production lines, our main plant will, in future, have the recycling capacity that we plan to be standard for all new Pyrum plants. We are very proud that despite the major challenges, such as the disruptions in the global supply chains, the chip shortage, Covid-19 and the extreme price increases, we expect to complete the expansion of our main plant on schedule. The new facilities will enable us to better serve the enormously high demand for our products in the future.”
The Pyrum main plant in Dillingen/Saar has so far consisted of one production line, which has been operating on an industrial scale since 2020. In addition to this pyrolysis reactor, Pyrum has built two further towers around 25 metres high since the end of 2021. Using Pyrum’s patented technology, the reactors convert rubber granulate from waste tyres into pyrolysis oil, gas and recovered carbon black (rCB), which in turn are used by Pyrum’s customers as raw materials for the manufacture of new products. With the expansion that has taken place, the processing capacity can be tripled in the future to around 20,000 tonnes of ELT per year. In addition, Pyrum is currently planning to build 15 new plants by 2030.
This is the model that Pyrum has for developing further projects in Bavaria and with Polyfuels and other, yet to be announced, partners.