Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) has formally submitted an environmental permit application for the tire pyrolysis plant that the company intends to establish in Uddevalla, Sweden.

The application pertained to the establishment of a tire pyrolysis plant on an industrial site in the Lillesjö district of Uddevalla Municipality. The facility would have an initial annual capacity of 30,000 tons of end-of-life tires but the long-term plan for the facility is to process up to 60,000 tons per year. Enviro expects the application process to take up to one year.

A final decision on establishing of the new pyrolysis plant depends on the environmental permit being granted as well as several other factors, such as securing access to end-of-life tires and agreements covering deliveries of recovered materials. The company’s plan is for the new plant to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2023.

According to Enviro, the company has developed a patented method for the recycling of end-of-life tires to recover valuable raw materials such as carbon black, oil and steel. Using recovered carbon black and tire derived oil instead of virgin carbon black and fossil fuel has significant advantages for the climate. Since April 2020, the international French tire manufacturer Michelin has been the single largest shareholder in Enviro, with a holding of 20 percent.

Original press release by Enviro.