STOCKHOLM—Scandinavian Enviro Systems' recovered carbon black (rCB) and pyrolysis oil produced at the company's waste tire recycling plant in Asensbruk, Sweden, have been accredited under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) policy.
The certification makes the company the first in the world to be recognized for rCB, it said.
"The certification is a milestone in the company's development as it means that it will be easier for our customers to achieve their sustainability targets using our oil and carbon black," said Thomas Sorensson, CEO of Enviro.
The recognition will add to the commercial value the company's products as it is based on "objective and external quantifying" of the products at the company's pyrolysis plant in Asensbruk, Enviro said.
An ISCC certification of a raw material or product means that it receives a sustainability declaration based on the total energy consumption to produce the raw material or product through the entire value chain.
A certification in accordance with ISCC is reviewed annually for each individual recycling plant.
The certification means recovered pyrolysis oil from Asensbruk can now be sold in the EU and the UK as a raw material for the production of sustainable fuel, Enviro said.
"The increased interest in recovered pyrolysis oil has made capital investment appraisals for our recycling plants significantly more advantageous," Sorensson said.
Enviro expects the certification to facilitate long-term sustainability targets of tire and car makers, which it said are increasingly interested in rCB as a replacement for carbon black.
Citing the ISCC certification, the company said using Asensbruk rCB could lead to a reduction in carbon emissions of 93 percent compared to using the corresponding amount of virgin carbon black.
"The automotive and tire industries are demonstrating a clear commitment to coming as close to zero as possible in terms of negative environmental impact," said Fredrik Olofsson, sales manager at Enviro.
Recovered carbon black will be "one of several important elements" in achieving such targets, he said.