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Recycling shredded used tyres and rubber waste into personalized recovered Carbon Black to limit use of fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emission

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - CBreCYCLE (Recycling shredded used tyres and rubber waste into personalized recovered Carbon Black to limit use of fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emission)

Reporting period: 2020-09-01 to 2021-08-31

Rubber tyres have been with us for the last 130 years. Manufactured and used on a massive scale, they have a significant impact on our economy. But they also generate global problems related to handling of over 1.5 billion of used tyres every year, and consuming fossil fuels (mostly crude oil) to produce new ones. Only a small fraction of used tyres is rethreaded, while most end their life generating electricity or producing heat in steelworks or cement kilns, although generating high volumes of CO2. At Syntoil, we aim to change it by overcoming limitations of existing technologies and bringing to the market the continuous pyrolysis. Syntoil S.A. has developed a continuous pyrolysis process that limits the usage of fossil fuels and minimises waste and carbon dioxide emissions. The EU-funded CBreCYCLE project focusses on the main products of pyrolysis by developing a unique method that recovers carbon black (CB) from the char and replaces traditional CB in tyre production and other applications.
We’ve prepared a data sheets for individual apparatuses and ordered equipment.
Technological design of the installation was prepared and we started to assemble the future pilot installation based on that design.

Concerning the commercialisation we’ve prepared the commercialization strategy and certification strategy report and communication plan which we are full filling.
We developed a unique method able to recover Carbon Black (CB) from the char and replace traditional CB in tyre manufacturing and other applications.
We do it at a price level lower than the market price of CB produced out of crude oil. Additionally, our cleaning technology allows for personalizing recovered CB which opens highly profitable applications in various industries.
With our solution we can not only mitigate the use of fossil fuels but we minimise generated amounts of CO2. Within support from the EIC Accelerator we plan to develop an industrial scale demonstrator to confirm the scalability of
our solution and prepare foundation for post-project commercialization addressing the new and rapidly growing rCB market worth nearly EUR 450M in 2023.
Our pliot plant under construction
Photos of tanks and our CTO showing the scale of the tank
Our pliot plant under construction