Pyrum set to commission expansion at flagship tire recycling plant
7 Oct 2022
ELT pyrolysis company receives official operating licence for the project in Dillingen
Dillingen, Germany – German waste tire pyrolysis company Pyrum Innovations AG is set to commission two further recycling lines at its flagship processing plant in Dillingen, having received all official state approval for the project.
In a statement 5 Oct, the company said lines 2 & 3 of the plant were ready for start-up in three months, noting that the approvals were “a major milestone” demonstrating “the licencability of Pyrum's series production plants.”
The approvals will also mean that restrictions are not expected to apply to Pyrum’s future plants, the company added.
"We are very satisfied to have received the final operating license so early,” said CEO Pascal Klein.
The approval, he said, will be important for the company’s ambitious rollout plans, which include its Revalit joint venture in Straubing and the planned major scale-up with Unitank.
Pyrum is currently expanding its industrial plant in Dillingen by adding two more production lines to a total of three pyrolysis reactors and the associated systems, such as a shredder and a pelleting system.
The official approvals cover the operation of the plant with two new reactors and a throughput of around 2 tonnes of end-of-life tires (ELTs) per hour.
The project will also add a storage capacity of 160,000 litres of oil and 500 tonnes of old tires, as well as a shredder plant with a capacity of up to 6 tonnes of ELTs per hour.
Pyrum said the loop checks, which include the testing of all installed cables and sensors and usually represent the last steps in the construction process, are planned for December.
Commissioning, it added, will start “immediately afterwards.”
“The assembly of the new shredder system will start in the next few days and will take around four to six weeks, so that it can be put into operation in November,” it concluded.