Our proprietary technology provides a circular solution to the economic and environmental challenges facing both end-of-life tire (ELT) disposal and Carbon Black production.
Pyrolyx answers two questions. First, how does the world dispose of the mounting number of end-of-life tires in a sustainable and cost-efficient manner? Second, how do we produce Carbon Black to meet growing demand and do so without hurting the environment more than we already have?
Our process disrupts the convention of only replying to either the economic or environmental concerns underlying these questions. By recycling end-of-life tires into recovered Carbon Black we eliminate strains on the environment and on society, substantially reducing carbon dioxide emissions, while also creating a product to fulfill a need.
Our business model is the product of impact investment thinking, driving both financial returns and positive, quantifiable environmental impacts. We solve two problems—disposal of waste tires and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, driving a mutually beneficial conversation between environmental and economic goals.
Pyrolyx Terre Haute Plant Construction Time-Lapse
Our innovative technology and operating expertise are the result of over 25 years of combined development and investment. Beginning with small-scale pilot plants in Holland and Germany, we originally expanded to complete production on large commercial facilities in Germany, and most recently in Terre Haute, Indiana. The latter of these is our first US production facility and consists of 20 batch ovens, producing approximately 13,000 metric tons of rCB annually. Planning has already commenced for the construction of a second US plant on the same Terre Haute site, doubling our US capacity.
Throughout our history, Pyrolyx has cultivated partnerships with various leaders in the industry, beginning with its acquisition of CCT GmbH in June 2015 and the joint venture with Reklaim, Inc. in December 2016. Pyrolyx has focused on gaining product approval for its rCB over the past eight years, which has forged successful customer relationships with global leaders in tire and masterbatch production.
Our history of over €50 million in research and development costs, and a combined 15 years (Reklaim, cct and Pyrolyx) of developing intellectual and operating knowhow has underpinned Pyrolyx’s success and competitive advantage.