Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) – a Swedish tire pyrolysis operator and equipment manufacturer – has received approval as an intermediate for its pyrolysis oil according to the EU chemicals regulation, REACH and therefore will now execute the previously announced order for pyrolysis oil worth MSEK 2 to a leading US oil company. The approval that has now been received means that Enviro can sell up to 1,000 tons of pyrolysis oil per year. In order to support broad commercialization of its oil and the company’s expansion plan, Enviro will immediately apply for REACH approval for the sale of unlimited volumes.

The approval is an important first step towards the commercialisation of pyrolysis oil since it means that Enviro can begin larger production tests of the oil. The pyrolysis oil order announced earlier this year from a subsidiary of a leading US oil company, worth MSEK 2, was conditional upon approval in accordance with REACH and will therefore now be executed. The oil is scheduled to be delivered in the third quarter of this year and will be used by the customer for production testing.

REACH approval means that the company considers its pyrolysis oil to have achieved “end of waste” criteria, meaning that it is no longer considered to be waste or needs to be handled as waste.

REACH is the European Parliament and Council’s regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. The regulation was introduced in 2007 to better protect human health and the environment from the risks that can arise from chemicals.

Press release by Enviro.