Dillingen / Saar, 8 June 2022 - Pyrum Innovations AG ("Pyrum"), a pioneer in the
sustainable recycling of end-of-life tyres (ELT) based on its pyrolysis
technology, reports further progress in the European Union's BlackCycle project.
On 24 May 2022, the successful completion of the trial campaign was celebrated.
In this campaign, various process conditions regarding the composition of ELT,
the temperature profile and the residence time were first extensively researched
on a laboratory scale. After successful determination of the optimal reaction
parameters, several experimental campaigns on an industrial scale followed. The
conclusion was the production of 60,000 litres of optimised pyrolysis oil, which
reached the Spanish project partner Sisener Ingenieros SL on 24 May 2022. The
next step there is the distillation of the oil, which is then processed by Orion
Engineered Carbons into sustainable Carbon Black (sCB)  and used by Michelin in
new tyres. The sCB has identical characteristics to conventional carbon black of
the same quality, with the significant difference that it is produced from a
sustainable secondary raw material. In past experiments on an industrial scale
with Pyrum's standard pyrolysis oil, excellent results have already been
achieved. The suitability of the product for the complete substitution of fossil
raw materials is thus impressively demonstrated. The company is now eagerly
waiting to see what results the optimised product will deliver.

The BlackCycle project, which has been launched in May 2020 and will run until
the end of August 2023, is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research
and innovation programme. As part of the project, 13 companies from five EU
countries are researching a sustainable process to recycle recovered materials
from end-of-life tyres back into new tyre production. This includes the
collection and selection of raw materials from ELT, as well as the optimisation
of pyrolysis, oil refining and recycling. The Pyrum Innovations AG team focuses
on the further development and adaptation of the pyrolysis process on a
laboratory and industrial scale. The aim is to obtain products with customised
properties for ideal further utilisation with the highest possible quality from
Further information on the project can be found here: BlackCycle 

About Pyrum Innovations AG
Pyrum Innovations AG is active in the attractive recycling market for
end-of-life-tyres with its patented pyrolysis technology. Pyrum's pyrolysis
process is energy self-sufficient, saves a large portion of the CO2 emissions
normally generated during the disposal of end-of-life-tyres in a cement plant
and produces new raw materials such as pyrolysis oil, gas and recovered carbon
black from the waste used as input materials. In this way, Pyrum closes the
recyclable material loop and pursues a completely sustainable business model. As
a pioneer, Pyrum Innovations AG was the first company in the end-of-life-tyre
recycling sector to receive REACH registration from the European Chemicals
Agency (ECHA) for the pyrolysis oil it produces. This means that the oil is
recognised as an official raw material that can be used in production processes.
In addition, Pyrum has received ISCC PLUS certification for the pyrolysis oil
and the recovered carbon black. Both products are thus considered sustainable
and renewable raw materials. These achievements have also been recognised by
international experts in the tyre industry. For example, Pyrum won the Best Tyre
Recycling Innovation category at the inaugural Recircle Awards and has been
nominated for the "Grand Prix Mittelstand" ("Großer Preis des Mittelstandes")
from the German state of Saarland.

IR.on AG
Frederic Hilke
Phone: +49 221 9140 970
Email: pyrum@ir-on.com  

Pyrum Innovations AG
Dieselstraße 8
66763 Dillingen / Saar
Email: presse@pyrum.net

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