RISE and Nynas Launch a Joint Project to Convert Enviro’s Oil into Marketable Products


Enviro is looking towards a promising future for its oil output with new research suggesting that it can be developed for commercial use.

RISE and Nyna Develop Project

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and Swedish oil company Nynas AB have a joint research project aimed at developing a process for refining the oil recovered from end-of-life tyres using Enviro’s recycling method.

Almost a year ago, a RISE led research project with Enviro and Ragn-Sells showed that the oil extracted through Enviro’s pyrolysis technology from end-of-life tyres after reprocessing could be mixed in and used in fuel such as diesel. This new project is being launched to develop further manufacturing processes where fractions of the pyrolysis oils are converted to base oil products such as lubricating oils and process oils.

Linda Sandström, Project Manager at RISE, said: “We hope and believe that this project will contribute to a sustainable tyre recovery that utilises the tyre’s valuable components while reducing fossil fuel consumption.”

Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro, said: “We’re extracting about 500 kilograms of pyrolysis oils from one tonne of tyres utilising Enviro’s patented technology.”

“With a plant that processes 30,000 tonnes of tyres annually, that’s approximately 14,000 tonnes of oil per year available for the market. The financial potential is, therefore, substantial.”

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

Email: ewan.scott@tyreandrubberrecycling.com


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