Munich, Germany - Pyrolyx AG is expecting to start its tire pyrolysis plant in Terre Haute, Indiana, in the coming weeks, following a slight delay caused, in part, by “adverse weather conditions”.
Rated at 13,000 tonnes of rCB per year, the plant was set to start operations by end of June 2019.
In a 26 June statement, Pyrolyx said the operations were expected to commence “in the next four to six weeks”, with all equipment installed and being tested.
The company has installed 20 “new generation” ovens at the US location, while adding a single, new oven at its site in Stegelitz, Germany.
The new oven at the Stegelitz facility has been operating since December 2018 and is being used to validate and improve oven-operating parameters, Pyrolyx said.
In Terre Haute, the company has successfully started all 20 ovens and the facility start-up is “progressing well,” said Pyrolyx’s chief operating officer James Van Laar.