Pyrum to expand capacity with 2nd plant in Saarland

Pyrum to expand capacity with 2nd plant in SaarlandEnd-of-life-tyre recycler Pyrum Innovations has this year set up a wholly owned subsidiary Pyrum GreenFactory II to operate the second Pyrum plant in Saarland, as announced last year. It had at that time stated that the plant would be in Homburg, Saarland, but it has since changed the location.

Thus, a new pyrolysis plant modelled on the plant in Dillingen/Saar, with a capacity of 20,000 tonnes/year of used tyres, is to be built in Perl-Besch on the Moselle by the end of 2025. This will double Pyrum’s current recycling capacity.

It adds that plant components with long delivery times will be ordered in the first quarter of 2024.

Meanwhile, final preparations are underway at the main plant in Dillingen/Saar for the first long-term operation of the new recycling line TAD 2, which is scheduled to start recently after the reactor was heated up to operating temperature as part of the final tests. The line will then run for up to three-weeks continuously under real conditions and with industrial quantities.

Following the successful test, Pyrum intends to switch directly into permanent operation of the line with ongoing performance optimisations. The TAD 3 line is also expected to enter the final phase of the warm ramp-up by the end of March 2024.

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG: “While we are finalising the last work for the plant expansion in Dillingen, we are also starting the next chapter in Perl-Besch full of energy thanks to the financing agreement recently reached with BASF. The second Pyrum-owned plant is to be built there by the end of 2025. We are also in the process of planning further joint plants with our partners across Europe. These developments are not only proof of the success of our unique technology, but also of our willingness to continuously invest in the future.”