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BlackCycle 1st Workshop

Take part in the first Workshop
of the European Black Cycle project!

The AXELERA cluster is a partner of the BlackCycle project (www.blackcycle-project.eu), coordinated by Michelin, the objective of which is to create, develop and optimize a complete value chain for recycling tires at the end of their life, in the form of material first to reduce the impact on the environment.

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THE BLACKCYCLE CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES THE WORLD’S FIRST PRODUCTION OF SUSTAINABLE CARBON BLACKS

THE BLACKCYCLE CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES THE WORLD’S FIRST PRODUCTION OF SUSTAINABLE CARBON BLACKS

After its first 18 months of existence, the consortium of the BlackCycle project welcomed on the 22nd of November 2021 at Michelin’s technology center at Ladoux (France), 120 international industry leaders, academics, H2020 project coordinators, politicians, and institutional representatives from 20 countries to exchange ideas and discuss the deployment of circular economy initiatives in Europe.

France

PRIX NETEXPLO CHANGE 2021: Support the BlackCycle project!

PRIX NETEXPLO CHANGE 2021: Support the BlackCycle project!

See you on Friday, December 3, 2021 to discover and decipher these inspiring projects together, and above all to hear the testimony of those who designed, produced and deployed them. As a result, valuable information to make the right decisions and invent the future of your business.

France

Orion Engineered Carbons and BlackCycle in the German news

Orion Engineered Carbons and BlackCycle in the German news

Orion Engineered Carbons and BlackCycle were mentioned in a specific article titled "How carbon black can contribute to sustainability" by the German national daily newspaper Die Welt ("The World") published as a broadsheet by Axel Springer SE.

Germany

27th ETRA Conference on Tyre Recycling – 20 to 22 March, 2022 – BRUSSELS

27th ETRA Conference on Tyre Recycling – 20 to 22 March, 2022 – BRUSSELS

The three-day event will take place from Wednesday through to Friday 20th – 22nd March 2022 at the NH Collection Hotel, Grand Sablon, Brussels. The Conference is the culmination of a year-long series of ETRA-led and supported activities and events that focused on market development and expansion for a broad array of recycled tyre materials, products, and applications.

Belgium

Zoom on our partner : ICAMCyL

Zoom on our partner : ICAMCyL

ICAMCyL (International Center for Advanced Materials and raw materials of Castilla y León, is a non-profit research foundation created by the main industries from the automotive, manufacturing, advanced materials, mining, and processing of raw materials sectors of Castilla y León (Spain) that, supported by the Government of the region as an axis of the Regional Innovation Network is strictly related to many European municipalities and industries.

Spain

BlackCycle 1st Workshop!

BlackCycle 1st Workshop!

The AXELERA cluster is a partner of the BlackCycle project (www.blackcycle-project.eu), coordinated by Michelin, the objective of which is to create, develop and optimize a complete value chain for recycling tires at the end of their life, in the form of material first to reduce the impact on the environment.

France

Focus on: AXELERA

Focus on: AXELERA

Created in 2005 in the Rhône-Alpes region of France, Axelera is the French cluster at the crossroads of the chemical and environmental sectors. Axelera is recognised as an "Innovative project factory.” Economically, this region is ranked second in France (7th in Europe) and is also known as the first chemical production region in France. Axelera is committed to developing sustainable, efficient, circular, and clean solutions for industry.

France

Non-confidential summary of progress in year 1 from Michelin

Non-confidential summary of progress in year 1 from Michelin

The BlackCycle project aims at creating, developing, and optimizing a full value chain form ELT feedstock to Secondary Raw Materials (SRMs), with no waste of resources in any part of the chain and a specific attention for the environmental impact. These SRMs will be used to develop new ranges of passenger car and truck tyres, which will be sold commercially in European and global markets.

France

Zoom on our partner: Michelin

Zoom on our partner: Michelin

Michelin, the leading mobility company, founded in 1889, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high technology materials that serve a variety of industries.

France

Quantis: actions and progress made in first year of BlackCycle

Quantis: actions and progress made in first year of BlackCycle

Quantis’ work during the 1st year (M1-M12) of BlackCycle was focused on the preparation of the framework for the health & safety, sustainability and economic assessments and the data feeding into the Raw Materials Information System of the European Commission. Moreover, Quantis focused on the goal & scope of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Circularity Assessment, which will follow in year 2 (preliminary studies) and year 3 (final studies) of the project.

Switzerland

ESTATO: actions and progress made in first year of BlackCycle

ESTATO: actions and progress made in first year of BlackCycle

ESTATO Umweltservice GmbH is one industrial partner with long-term experiences in ELT recycling and as part of the H2020-Project BlackCycle involved in different workpackages but leader of workpackage 4 „Tyre selection“. Main goal of this WP is to ensure delivery of the right (defined) material specification at the right time and quantity when needed.

Germany

CPERI/CERTH: actions and progress made in first year of BlackCycle

CPERI/CERTH: actions and progress made in first year of BlackCycle

CPERI/CERTH has long expertise in the development of catalytic processes for the production of renewable energy and other products. Our involvement in BLACKCYCLE is two-fold: optimization of the pyrolysis process of End-of-Life-Tires by applying novel catalytic pyrolysis concepts and upgrading of the pyrolytic oil via catalytic processes, such as hydrodesulphurization and aromatization.

Greece

WasteEng20 – May 31 – June 4, 2021 in VIRTUAL mode

WasteEng20 – May 31 – June 4, 2021 in VIRTUAL mode

Organised by WasteEng Conference Series, the IMT Mines Albi-Carmaux and the University of Guelph, the 8th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation supposed to be held in Guelph (Canada) in mid-July finally goes to a full virtual meeting between the 31st of May and 4th of June.

Digital Edition

Zoom on our partner: Estato

Zoom on our partner: Estato

The company A.T.U Auto-Teile-Unger was founded in 1985 and is now the market leader in the German automotive service sector. The company currently operates around 550 branches in Germany and Austria, and its business model is based on the combination of master workshops with integrated specialist motorists' markets. Since 2016, A.T.U has been part of the European market leader Mobivia. With 19 brands, over 2,000 workshops and more than 22,000 employees, the group of companies has unique expertise in automotive service.

Germany

Interview Estato-Michelin-Orion-CPERI-CERTH in Deutsche Welle

Interview Estato-Michelin-Orion-CPERI-CERTH in Deutsche Welle

The 2nd of January 2021, Eleni Heracleous and Angelos Lappas from CPERI/CERTH, Dirk Rechenbach from Orion Engineered Carbons, Alexander Prokein from Estato Umweltservice GmbH, Pascal Klein from Pyrum Innovations and Michael Cogne from Michelin were invited to give an interview for an article for the Greek service of the Deutsche Welle.

Greece

Interview of CPERI-CERTH

Interview of CPERI-CERTH

In last January, Dr Eleni Heracleous from CPERI/CERTH was invited to give an interview on the daily talk show O3 produced by a Greek national channel. She was invited to give an interview during the news bulletin and in a radio show.

Greece

Interview of Michael Cogne at BIR webinar

Interview of Michael Cogne at BIR webinar

The 15th of October 2020, Michaël Cogne, Research Programme Manager at Michelin, was invited to the BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee webinar to present the context, the concept, the European consortium, and the objectives of BlackCycle project.

Belgium

Zoom on our partner: Orion

Zoom on our partner: Orion

Orion Engineered Carbons, is a leading global producer of carbon black. The company operates through two business segments: specialty carbon black and rubber carbon black.

Germany

Launch of the BlackCycle project !

Launch of the BlackCycle project !

Officially launched in May 2020, the BlackCycle project involves 13 organisations1 in a unique European public-private partnership that will demonstrate the technical, environmental, and economic viability of world-first circular processes.

France

27th ETRA Conference on Tyre Recycling – 24 to 26 march – Brussels

27th ETRA Conference on Tyre Recycling – 24 to 26 march – Brussels

The three days event will take place from the 24th to the 26th of March 2021 at the NH Collection Hotel, Grand Sablon, Brussels. The Conference is the culmination of a year-long series of ETRA-led and supported activities and events that focused on market development and expansion for a broad array of recycled tyre materials, products, and applications.

Belgium