Pyrum Innovations has been developing its pyrolysis technology at Dillingen and is now preparing its 2nd and 3rd lines for production
Pyrum has announced the successful start of the warm commissioning of reactors 2 and 3 at its main plant in Dillingen/Saar. This means that the first oil will soon be produced from the new lines. The approval authorities have already given the green light for the start of production.
This stage of the Pyrum journey has been under way for the past two years and will see the state of the art proprietary pyrolysis process triple its output.
In the last few weeks, the cold commissioning was completed, all parts calibrated and tested. The automatic operation has already been tested for several weeks, and the training of the staff has been completed.
The plant is filled with all media, the leak test has been carried out and it is ready for production. As soon as the production has started, the throughput of the first new line will be successively ramped up to 75 per cent. Then all the experience gained from line 2 is transferred to line 3 and line 3 is also ramped up to 75 per cent throughput as quickly as possible. After that, both lines together are gradually ramped up to 100 per cent. The entire process up to full capacity utilisation will be carried out as quickly as possible, but may take several months.
Pascal Klein, CEO of Pyrum Innovations AG said; “We are very happy to start production in our two new lines soon. Everything went extremely well during the cold commissioning, which has already been completed, and the hot commissioning has already started. We are now on the last stages of our site expansion in Dillingen, tripling our capacity to 20,000 tonnes of end-of-life tyres per year. In parallel, our work on six other sites is progressing rapidly.”