Black Bear Carbon and HELM to bring recovered Carbon Black from end-of-life tires to the market by 2023
Black Bear will produce 12,000 metric tons p.a. of recovered Carbon Black — a sustainable alternative that results in a reduction of over 65,000 tons of CO2 missions compared to the use of conventional Carbon Black. Black Bear and HELM seek to start production and marketing of recovered Carbon Black from the flagship plant in Chemelot Industrial Park from the 2nd half of 2023. On August 27, 2021, Black Bear Carbon B.V. (“Black Bear ”) and HELM AG (“HELM”) have announced a long-term supply chain and marketing cooperation. Black Bear will produce recovered Carbon Black from end-of-life tires via its proprietary technology. Both companies will jointly introduce this innovative product to industrial clients. Black Bear will contribute its extensive knowledge in product and application development while HELM will provide its supply chain know-how and commercial expertise through its broad market presence. This exclusive, long-term agreement covers Black Bear’s first flagship plant on the Chemelot Industrial Park in Geleen, The Netherlands, which is aimed for a start-up in the 2nd half of 2023. Both partners seek to extend their cooperation via further projects which Black Bear is planning.