Pyrum Innovations AG (Pyrum) – a pioneering company that sustainably recycles used tires with its globally patented, unique pyrolysis technology – has once again demonstrated the sustainability of its business model proven. A scientific study by the Fraunhofer Institute recently published in the renowned journal “Resources, Conservation and Recycling” shows that Pyrum's pyrolysis process offers significant CO2 savings compared to conventional methods.

The extensive “Life Cycle Assessment” (LCA) in the study compares the environmental impact of pyrolysis of used tires using the Pyrum process with other conventional disposal methods, including incineration in cement plants and material recycling. For the first time, data from the entire process chain of Line 1 of the Pyrum plant in Dillingen was used. The results show that the recycling of old tires through Pyrum pyrolysis is significantly more environmentally friendly than other methods in the categories of global warming, fine dust and resource consumption. Overall, the Pyrum pyrolysis process results in a CO2 saving of 703 kg CO2 equivalent per ton of used tires. For comparison: The current recycling mix in Germany achieves a saving of 561 kg CO2 -eq. per tonne of used tires.

Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG: “The pyrolysis of used tires using the Pyrum process is superior to conventional recycling methods. In addition to the LCA carried out by Fraunhofer UMSICHT last year, the study results now published include real operating data from the mill and the agglomeration. This makes the database very reliable and the results underline the enormous potential of Pyrum pyrolysis technology in used tire recycling.”

The complete article on the results of the LCA from the Fraunhofer Institute is available here.