Pyrum mulls waste tire pyrolysis plant in Greece
Company in early discussions with Greek partner Thermo Lysi SA to build recycling plant
Dillingen, Germany – Pyrum Innovations AG has started preliminary discussions with Greek recycler Thermo Lysi SA for the development of a new waste tire recycling plant in Greece.
To be based on Pyrum’s pyrolysis technology for end-of-life tires (ELTs), the unit would have capacity to process 20 kilotonnes per annum (ktpa) of waste tires.
The facility could process almost half of Greece’s total tire arisings, estimated at 45ktpa, added the German-based recycler's 14 Sept announcement.
Under an agreement, Pyrum will carry out planning needed to obtain building permits under Greek law for the project, located about 140km north of Athens.
As part of this review, Pyrum has agreed to carry out the basic engineering and prepare parts of the approval documents for the new plant.
According to Pyrum, there is already an existing tire recycling operation with a shredder plant at the location for the planned facility.
"This allows synergy effects to be used in the conception and future implementation of the new system," said the tire recycler.
Furthermore, Pyrum noted that the land on which the new facility is to be built "offers sufficient space for future capacity expansion".
The “groundbreaking project”, said Pyrum CEO Pascal Klein, will address the challenges of waste tire disposal in Greece “and make an important contribution to the circular economy.”
Thermo Lysi, according to Pyrum, is a project company with players behind it “already processing large quantities of tires mechanically.”
The agreement with Thermo Lysi is the latest in a series of Pyrum agreements to scale up application of its tire pyrolysis technology across Europe.