Scandinavian tyre recycling company Enviro Systems has decided to immediately set up a holding company in the US to facilitate Enviro’s establishment of co-owned recycling plants on the US market.
“Our new strategy means that Enviro wants to become part-owner of plants based on our technology as it provides good revenue opportunities. However, becoming a partner places other requirements on company structures, and it is from this perspective that the decision to establish a holding company in the US market should be seen”, says Thomas Sörensson, CEO Enviro.
As recently communicated, Enviro has signed a term sheet with US TreadCraft Carbon LLC regarding the establishment of a jointly owned plant for recycling of end-of-life tyres based on Enviro’s technology. The signing means that the parties agree on the main terms for a plant business such as scope of delivery, construction cost, payment and delivery terms.
Based on the term sheet, the parties are now negotiating the terms for a definitive agreement. At the same time, work is also underway to obtain supplementary agreements for the terms of the joint venture and license agreements. All negotiations are conditional on financing, a process that is ongoing in parallel.
“The decision to establish a holding company in the US is part of the process of creating the right conditions for final agreements and financing of the facility.”
Enviro has developed a world-leading technology for recycling of end-of-life vehicle tyres, which means that strategic and finite resources such as oil, steel and carbon black can be recovered. By using recycled carbon black instead of virgin carbon black in the production of new tyres and rubber details, the emissions of climate-impacting carbon dioxide can be greatly reduced, while the recycling of other incoming resources means further reduced environmental impact. According to a life cycle analysis conducted by the Swedish Environmental Institute IVL, the use of recycled carbon black can result in between 79 and 84 percent lower emissions of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide compared to the production and use of virgin carbon black.
“The ever-growing interest in sustainable technology and the increasingly decisive questions about how greenhouse gas emissions should be reduced means that there’s also an increasing interest for our unique technology in the tyre and rubber industry”, says Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro.