Klean Industries Selects Chemex Global to Support the Rollout of a Flagship Tyre Pyrolysis Project

Vancouver, Canada - Klean Industries Inc (“Klean”), a leading tire pyrolysis equipment manufacturer and project developer is pleased to announce it has selected Chemex Global, LLC a subsidiary of The Shaw Group, LLC, to engineer, procure and fabricate Klean’s 20,000 MT hydrocarbon upgrading system for its Boardman, Oregon project. Both parties intend to execute the design-build contract which includes process and schedule guarantees in the first quarter of 2023.

The Boardman facility will convert 60,000 metric tonnes of end-of-life-tires (ELTs) otherwise destined for landfill or incineration into highly valuable products such as a recovered carbon black (rCB) used as a replacement for new carbon blacks and recovered fuel oil (rFO) that is blended with Carbon Black Oil (CBO) to be used in the creation of new virgin biobased carbon blacks. This is a significant advancement in developing circularity within both the carbon black and tire manufacturing industries while also meeting environmental, social, governance (ESG) mandates. Additional attributes include notable reductions in carbon emissions while also addressing an improvement in the production of virgin carbon blacks because the rFO contains a biobased content of approximately 35-40% which is a result of natural rubber found in scrap tires.

Chemex Global will provide a modular back-end pyrolysis oil condensing and fractionation system, and control systems. This system includes the facilitation of the integration of its technology and equipment into the overall facility for the conversion of the recovered pyrolysis oil. The pyrolysis oil is condensed and then split into two streams of which approximately 85% is a hydrocarbon product of similar quality to VLSFO 1% and 15% is a naphtha-like product. The lighter naphtha-like product is destined for the California marketplace for applications that meet the Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) for the creation of low-carbon intensity road fuels, diesel, and other valuable products. Further, Chemex Global will fully commission the oil upgrading unit. 

The fabrication of the modular oil upgrading system will be completed by Chemex Global’s parent company, The Shaw Group, at their shops across the United States, including its state-of-the-art 440,000 square foot module facility in Lake Charles and pipe fabrication facilities in Walker, Louisiana and El Dorado, Arkansas.

“It’s taken some time to find the right partners for Klean’s projects that have the depth of experience needed for the timely role out of our integrated resource recovery projects. Our projects are capital-intensive and require cost-effective and highly technical solutions that can deliver specified output products on a guaranteed basis. With +40 more projects under development, we believe Chemex offers the solutions that best fit our timelines and budget and we look for to expanding this relationship to develop more projects together.”, said Jesse Klinkhamer, CEO of Klean Industries Inc. 

“Our diverse engineering capabilities combined with world-class fabrication assets enabled us to assess the project and minimize field execution to the greatest extent possible while keeping project development plans on a fixed schedule.  We look forward to further expanding our presence in the pyrolysis oil space in particular and the waste-to-energy space in general, where we feel we are quickly establishing a market-leading position because of our ability to provide turnkey execution on a highly accelerated basis” added Matt Rodgers, Chief Commercial Officer, Chemex Global. 

About Chemex Global

Chemex Global offers clients a boutique service experience for modular and conventional refinery and energy projects. Chemex Global is positioned at the forefront of the energy transition. Our in-house experts draw on over 40 years of global experience to engineer and design each piece of a project tailored to a client’s specific needs and ensure that the most effective and reliable solution is achieved. Chemex Global leverages an integrated team approach that includes all project disciplines and drives safety, quality, and construction-driven planning. Chemex Global operates from the Greater Houston area with our engineering, design, and project management teams in The Woodlands, Texas.

See Chemex Global’s website for more information - www.chemexglobal.com

About The Shaw Group

Shaw is an industry leader in pipe and module fabrication services to a variety of industries including oil and gas, heavy construction, power, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and wastewater. The company boasts 2.2 million square feet of fabrication and manufacturing capacity around the world with the capability to provide premier pipe fabrication, module, and induction bending services to industrial clients throughout the world. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Shaw employs approximately 700 people across its offices and operations in North America and the Middle East. 

See The Shaw Group’s website for more information - www.theshawgrp.com

About Klean

Klean Industries (“Klean”) provides best-in-class technologies and solutions in the waste-to-value industry. Our international team of award-winning experts has decades of experience in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of the highest quality equipment to convert waste streams into valuable energy and resources. Our unique products and services are a result of combined know-how in the design of recycling, resource recovery, waste management, and power generation projects. Our global project management expertise safeguards timelines and budgets enabling projects to be delivered in less time and at lower costs.

Klean uses proprietary technologies to rapidly develop projects that produce the highest quality fuels, recovered Carbon Blacks (“rCB”), and green hydrogen from various kinds of feedstocks. Our knowledge and skillfulness provide a specialization in building projects that use advanced thermal technologies such as pyrolysis, gasification, and carbonization, which convert end of life tires, waste plastics, and municipal solid waste into domestic energy, sustainable commodities, and new cleantech jobs. We create a symbiosis between waste, resources, and energy. Klean Industries is the link between the low carbon, circular economy, and the goal of zero waste to landfill.


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