VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Canadian tire pyrolysis company Klean Industries Inc. is progressing with the construction of production facilities in the U.S. and United Kingdom.
Now that it has acquired Berlin-based Carbon Resources Recovery GmbH , Klean said it has selected an engineering partner to deliver the projects. The unnamed EPC partner will build Klean's tire pyrolysis and recovered carbon facilities in the U.S. at the former ReKlaim site in Boardman, Oregon, and another one in the U.K.
The flagship facilities each will employ fully integrated tire recycling and resource recovery processes with nameplate production capacities of 120 metric tons per day. The combined projects will have a capital cost of $150 million, and will convert scrap tires into "high-quality ASTM-rated products such as oil, a near nano grade recovered carbon black and steel."
The project in the U.K.is being revived following a pause in the aftermath of Brexit uncertainties, Klean said. In June 2016, Klean and its partners decided to pull all further investments out of the U.K. due to concerns over the economic outlook and risks in leaving the European Union.
At the time, Klean said it was relying on the European marketplace for nearly 50 percent of the U.K. plant's output.
In 2019, however, Klean said it developed "the single largest network for production and distribution of recovered carbon black globally."
With its own network for recovered carbon black sales, Klean added that any EU tariffs would not impact its business as it mainly will supply the local U.K.market.