New Pyrum plant to expand ties with Michelin, BASF
The 20ktpa facility in Homburg to free up capacity in existing plant for ELTs from Luxembourg
Dillingen, Germany – Waste tire pyrolysis company Pyrum Innovations AG has selected the city of Homburg in the German state of Saarland for its next end-of-life tire (ELT) recycling plant.
In a statement 16 Feb, the company said Homburg City Council had unanimously voted in favour of the sale of a city-owned property to Pyrum and thus for the construction of a new pyrolysis plant.
Pyrum said it will sign the contract to secure the land “soon” so that it can continue with planning and approval processes for its second facility in the southwestern state.
The unit will consist of three pyrolysis modules with the capacity to process 20 kilotonnes per annum (ktpa) of ELTs.
According to Pyrum, the location offers a number of advantages, including proximity to the Michelin tire manufacturing facility in Homburg.
Pyrum has already been recycling waste tires for use at the Michelin plant for the past three years and that the new facility could help expand the cooperation between the two firms.
In addition, the unit will be close to Ludwigshafen where BASF, a strategic partner and buyer of Pyrum's pyrolysis oil, is headquartered.
In addition, the new plant will free up capacities at Pyrum’s existing facility in Dillingen.
This, said the company, will enable the plant to accept waste tires from bordering Luxembourg without having to build a separate facility in the neighbouring country.