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Enviro’s TPO has been successfully processed by Neste

Scandinavian Enviro Systems’ (Enviro) recovered pyrolysis oil has been successfully processed into high-quality raw materials for chemicals and plastics by the Finnish company Neste

The successful processing run was performed at Neste’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland. The pyrolysis oil had been delivered from Enviro’s plant in Åsensbruk where Enviro uses its proprietary and patented pyrolysis technology to recover valuable raw materials, such as carbon black and oil, from end-of-life tyres. Neste has previously already successfully produced raw materials for plastics and chemicals from liquefied plastic waste.

Neste’s test run further demonstrates the potential for our recovered valuable materials in addition to those already identified by our current customers. A more sustainable production of plastics and chemicals is important for the inevitable sustainability transition that the world is facing so Neste’s test run is very interesting and promising,” says Fredrik Emilson, CEO of Enviro.

Since mid-February 2024, the construction of the first full-scale end-of-life tyre recycling facility based on Enviro’s patented pyrolysis method is underway. The facility is being built in Uddevalla in Western Sweden and is owned by the joint venture company that Enviro formed together with Antin Infrastructure Partners and with the support of Michelin.

The joint venture company has already signed legally binding long-term supply agreements regarding the carbon black and oil that the facility will recover to a value of approximately SEK 2 billion. Among the customers are some of the world’s largest tyre and oil producers, including Michelin, Nokian Tyres, H&R Group and Preem. The facility in Uddevalla is expected to be fully operational in 2025.