Black Bear Carbon announced that it aims to develop its next Tire-to-Carbon-Black-Upcycling-Plant at the port of Rotterdam.
Over the past months, ‘Black Bear Carbon’, the leading company in recovering high quality carbon black (rCB) from end-of life tire, explored multiple locations in the Netherlands for a new tire-carbonization plant.
This plant will decompose granulate from end-of life tires into carbon black, pyrolysis oil and gas. After an extensive process of evaluation and careful consideration, Black Bear Carbon’s preference for developing its next plant goes to the port of Rotterdam.
“Port of Rotterdam shows great appetite to facilitate our next plant and has a significant potential for optimization and synergy of our technology within the Rotterdam industrial complex”, Silvio Ghyoot, CEO of Black Bear Carbon, says.”
Over the coming weeks, Black Bear Carbon and the Port of Rotterdam Authority will collaboratively review the technical and financial details of the cooperation and establishment of the project, aiming for confirmation on their cooperation in early December and to proceed with the timely realization of the ‘Recovered Carbon Black Nederland’ project in Rotterdam.
“We welcome Black Bear Carbon with its cutting-edge circular technology to Rotterdam. To bring our port and industrial complex in line with the Paris Climate Treaty we have to move towards circular production processes. Black Bear Carbon has a good fit with the existing chemical industry in Rotterdam”, Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam Authority, says.”
Simultaneously, both parties will work together with local and national partners on the funding structure of the special purpose vehicle. Starting this new project at a promising location is considered the next important step in the roll-out of Black Bear Carbon technology to solve the waste tire problem on a global scale.