VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Carbon Resources Recovery GmbH has secured an injunction protecting pyrolysis technology for used tires.
Berlin-based CRR is a subsidiary of Klean Industries Inc. of Vancouver, which said the final and binding injunction against ReOil Sp. Z o.o. prohibits that company "from conducting any commercial transactions, from disclosing, offering and/or bringing to market any of CRR's confidential know-how and technical information on the treatment of used tyres by pyrolysis consisting of a device using a rotary kiln with our CRR's consent."
The judgment was made in the Berlin Court of Appeals.
CRR said it was able to prove the construction of a pyrolysis plant in Bukowno, Poland, owned by ReOil "was largely due to CRR's own involvement and the technical know-how contributed by CRR and that ReOil was not permitted to present this as ReOil's own know-how."
The Bukowno facility, opened in 2015, was the first to use a continuous pyrolysis process, according to ReOil.
Klean Industries indicated late last year it was beginning design work on two tire pyrolysis facilities in Boardman, Oregon, and Midlands, England.