Swedish tire pyrolysis equipment supplier develops financing solution for its plants
Swedish tire pyrolysis equipment manufacturer and operator Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) reports about developing a public, international corporate bond to finance the company’s ownership of forthcoming pyrolysis plants for end-of-life vehicle tires. The work to develop the bond is being carried out in collaboration with the London-based finance financial adviser Zenzic Partners, Enviro says.
The bond solution is expected to be able to finance an amount in the approximate range of USD 35-45 million regarding the potential recovery plant project in Buffalo, New York. Details and conditions will be made public by Enviro when all final conditions are finally negotiated.
As previously communicated by Enviro, the company recently signed two term sheets with the American TreadCraft Carbon LLC regarding both the establishment of a tire recycling facility as well as the terms for license revenue giving the right to use Enviro’s technology in Buffalo, New York State. The signed term sheet attests to the Parties’ agreement to the main and central conditions for a facility business, licenses, including construction cost, scope of delivery, payment and delivery terms, etc. The Parties are now negotiating the final terms and conditions for a complete facility. These negotiations are conditional on financing.
“After having evaluated a range of types of financing solutions, we are focusing on this kind of bond arrangement”, says Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro. “This bond concept could also be used to finance the previously communicated projects in Denmark and Texas.”
The company says that Zenzic Partners is assisting Enviro in developing the bond arrangement as a financial adviser and sees good business opportunities for the Enviro technology.
”Enviro is in possession of technology that has reached technical maturity and has proven the business benefits it is able to produce with well-known end customers such as Volvo Cars, Trelleborg and Elastomeric”, says Robert Ainscow, Head of Capital Markets at Zenzic.
“They have attained a leading position in a growth sector within green technology and resource management, and are adding significant value to underlying industries such as the tire industry by offering a sustainable alternative to virgin carbon black.”
The background to this project is a restructuring of the strategy that Enviro has implemented over the past year, which means that the company is actively working towards becoming a part-owner of plants for end-of-life tire pyrolysis. Plants based on Enviro’s progressive tire pyrolysis technology generate revenue streams through recovery of resources such as carbon black, steel and oil. Carbon black is a key component in the manufacture of tires and other rubber components, whilst steel and oil may be sold for use in other industrial processes.
Press release by Enviro.