Enviro advances plan for second tire recycling plant in Sweden
28 Sep 2022
Final investment decision still dependent on securing ELT supplies, logistics agreements
Stockholm – Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) has advanced its project to establish a second waste tire pyrolysis plant, the company announced 27 Sept.
The latest step, it said, involves the submission of an application for a construction permit for the planned recycling unit in Uddevalla, Sweden.
As previously announced, Enviro aims to build a waste tire pyrolysis plant in the Lillesjö district of Uddevalla to process up to 60,000 tonnes per annum of end-of-life tires (ELTs), nearly half of Sweden’s total annual ELT volume.
In its update, Enviro said it was yet to finalise the investment decision, stating that this would depend on it securing access to ELT supplies and agreements covering deliveries of recovered materials.
If finalised, the company expects the new facility to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2023.
The project will be in addition to Enviro’s existing plant in Åsensbruk, Mellerud, which currently recycles 15ktpa of waste tires.
The move is part of Enviro's 'aggressive expansion plan' which was announced on 20 May.
As part of the plan, the Swedish recycler aims to establish up to four new facilities per year to ultimately build 30 plants by 2030. West Sweden and Central Europe have been identified as initial priority markets.
Enviro has developed a patented technology to recover carbon black, oil and steel from ELTs.