The BlackCycle consortium, in collaboration with CERTH, will be presenting an abstract at the European Congress on Catalysis (EuropaCat) in Prague, Czech Republic, from August 27th to September 1st, 2023. The abstract focuses on the systematic screening of conventional and hierarchical zeolites for the catalytic conversion of end-of-life tire pyrolysis vapors into aromatic compounds.

The study is part of the EU project BlackCycle, which aims to develop a technology for recycling end-of-life tires into raw materials that can be used in the production of new tires. The study highlights the potential of using zeolites for catalytic conversion in the recycling of end-of-life tires, specifically in the production of aromatic compounds from pyrolysis vapors. This research contributes to the BlackCycle project's goal of developing sustainable technologies for transforming end-of-life tires into valuable raw materials for tire manufacturing.

EuropaCat, the host of the congress, has become a biannual gathering for scientists and researchers in the field of catalysis and related industrial areas. The event serves as a platform to discuss significant challenges and advancements in utilizing resources efficiently. With an expected attendance of over 1,500 participants from academia and industry, the conference encourages the participation of students and aims to foster innovation in the production of energy carriers, chemicals, and materials while improving the quality of life on Earth.

The event attracts a diverse range of participants, including industrial representatives specializing in catalyst development, refining, petrochemistry, fine chemicals, energy conversion, car manufacturing, new materials, and emissions abatement. Academic participants include scientists and students focusing on catalysis, reaction engineering, material science, chemistry, and related fields. The congress provides an opportunity for industry and academia to collaborate on fundamental and applied research and development in catalysis.

Click here to see the preliminary program of the event.