Production & Distribution of Recovered Carbon Black "rCB" Now Exceeds 100,000 Metric Tonnes

Vancouver, British Columbia – Klean Industries Inc (“Klean”) is pleased to announce that Klean’s recovered Carbon Black (rCB) technology has reached a significant milestone in annual production and distribution of recovered Carbon Black which is now exceeding 100,000 metric tonnes annually. Klean is an industry leader in plant design and equipment manufacturing for the resource recovery and energy from waste sector. A key specialization technology of the Company is its intellectual property and know-how for the processing of scrap tyres that transforms the waste tires into high-quality, valuable raw materials primarily recovered Carbon Black, Oil, and Steel.

Klean’s tyre char upgrading systems enable the economic conversion of low-value tire char into high-value Carbon Black replacements which can replace virgin Carbon Black by volumes of 10% up to 100% depending on the applications. The Klean Team targets customers who demand superior quality and environmental sustainability for replacing virgin Carbon Blacks in the range of N300 to N700 series. The Company’s commercial-scale volumes of rCB is sold on long-term contracts with various parties around the globe that specialize in the production of mechanical rubber, masterbatch plastics, and colorants for a multitude of industrial applications ranging from automotive to construction-based materials.

“We see a market opportunity so significant that we are now focusing the vast amount of our manufacturing capabilities to the production of recovered Carbon Black. An opportunity like this rarely happens and the market is so significant for alternative applications outside of tires that we simply cannot produce enough material right now”, said Jesse Klinkhamer, CEO of Klean Industries Inc.

The Klean Team has mastered the technology and process controls to produce quality assurance and environmental compliance. We have also completed decades of R&D and have been able to significantly reduce the costs of production from both a CAPEX and OPEX perspective, while constantly developing the supply chain for the products produced from tyre pyrolysis, specifically the sales of recovered Carbon Black products.

Klean believes it has developed the largest production sales network of any rCB manufacturer globally because of our focus on quality, consistency, and the relationships needed to develop and test products that have created long-term sales of meaningful value. Considering the growing demand for rCB; in 2017 ASTM International created Committee D36 to develop industry standards for recovered Carbon Black. The Klean Team’s personnel are key members of this Committee and contribute to these standards and test protocols being adopted worldwide.

For each kilogram of rCB used as a replacement for traditional virgin Carbon Blacks, there is an offset of approximately 1.5 to 2 kilograms of crude oil, which also translates to a significant CO2 emissions savings of approximately 3 metric tonnes for every tonne replaced with rCB.

Klean sees the tire pyrolysis and rCB opportunity as a symbiotic relationship between new product production and resource recovery. It is this advancement that will lead to a revolution in tire manufacturing and recycling whereby both industries become fully integrated.

About Klean Industries

Klean Industries (“Klean”) provides best-in-class technologies and solutions in the waste-to-value industry. Our international team of award-winning experts have 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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