VANCOUVER, Canada—Klean Industries Inc. is expanding its established partnership with Niersberger Group, one of Europe's largest biogas engineering and construction companies.
Niersberger has been instrumental in the design-build process for delivering commercial-scale pyrolysis technologies in the European Union, Klean said in a Feb. 6 news release, noting the Erlangen, Germany-based company has designed, engineered and constructed one of Klean's reference tire pyrolysis plants in Poland.
Under the expanded partnership, Niersberger will provide "a broad range of services, which include design, engineering support and project construction services for Klean's projects and its customer projects."
Klean aims to roll out several turnkey tire pyrolysis projects, primarily in Europe, using its standardized and modular plant designs in a serial production format.
Its expansion plans include the redevelopment of its project located in Boardman, Oregon, which is now slated to break ground in 2023.
With an end-of-life tire processing capacity of 60,000 metric tons per year, the $110 million ($150 million CAD) plant "will be the largest continuous tire pyrolysis plant in North America."
The facility will be used to recover around 20,000 tons of recovered carbon black (rCB) and 25,000 tons of recovered fuel oil, Klean added.