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.
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.
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.
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.
The Raw Materials Information System (RMIS) is an instrument of the European Commission, developed by the Directorate-General (DG) Joint Research Centre (JRC) in cooperation with the DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROWTH).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carbon Black World 2020 is heading back to the United States to bring together the entire carbon black supply chain including feedstock producers, carbon black manufacturers, equipment solution providers and tire and pigment end-users from around the globe.
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.