GOTHENBURG, Sweden — A Swedish developer of a pyrolysis-based recovered carbon black (rCB) process is advancing its tire recycling ambitions in the U.S. with the recent signing of a second deal to set up a tire pyrolysis joint venture in America.
Gothenburg-based Scandinavian Enviro Systems A.B. signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in mid-December with EE-TDF Cleveland L.L.C. of Cleveland, Texas, to build a pyrolysis plant in Texas rated at 30,000 metric tons per year of rCB from scrapped tires.
EE-TDF Cleveland is a scrap tire collection and mechanical shredding enterprise that covers Houston and southern Texas. It's been in business since 2011 and has been evaluating a step like this for several years, according to Carl Frampton, comptroller.
The plant will be located at property EE-TDF acquired a few years ago, he added. The MoU will be in place for six months with an option to be extended.
"Our ambition is to sign a binding agreement over the next three months and then commence our first plant project in second quarter 2019," Enviro CEO Thomas Sörensson said.
"In the future, Enviro will be prioritizing plants with full or joint ownership," Mr. Sörensson said, setting out a new business strategy for the rCB company.