Extension of capacity of existing pirolisis plant using innovative waste rubber technology

Extension of capacity of existing pirolisis plant using innovative waste rubber technology

Project ID: HU09-0094-A1-2016

Projektgazda/Projekt Promoter

Pannon Tyre Recycling Zrt.

Program Operátor/Programme Operator

Szent István Egyetem

Szent Istvan University

Megvalósítási időszak/Implementation period

2016.05.01. – 2017.04.30.

01/05/2016 – 30/04/2017

Hazai Projekt Partnerek/National Project Partner


Donor Projekt Partner/Donor Project Partner

BOOST Global Innovation AS

Összköltség / Total budget (EUR)

456 466 580 HUF 1 503 018,04 EUR

EGT/Norvég támogatás összege / EEA/Norwegian Grant (EUR)

226 591 000 HUF 746 101,42 EUR

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Hungarian innovators and researchers have worked out an original, novel pirolisis technology, protected by Hungarian, EU and partly international patent, which they have been testing on industrial scale successfully at the Industrial Park of Balatonfűzfő for the past seven years.

This plant is capable of recycling waste-rubber efficiently and in an environment-friendly way by decomposing it and making the components adaptable and vendible for the energy industry, chemical industry, cosmetics or pharmaceutical industry, or recycling them into tyre manufacturing. The technology can process tyre with textile of steel threads,various industrial waste materials, production waste or the mixture of those regardless the waste components.

The aim of the R&D project funded by the Norway Grants was to implement the extension of the existing experimental pirolisis plant and to conduct research to improve the patented pirolisis technology further. As a result of the project investment the capacitiy of the plant is quadrupled and it is capable of producing high-quality oil and carbon products on large industrial scale.

The most important direct environmental output of the project is that every year 5,000 tons of permanently polluting waste-rubber can be recycled and made into valuable ras material for the energy industry, chemical industry or  - by producing activated charcoal - even for the environmental industry. The technology has been validated on a large scale operation as well, so in the medium-term it is now possible with the technology transfer to build further plants and reach even 100,000 tones /year waste recycling.