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Black Bear eyeing the Port of Rotterdam

Black Bear Carbon has announced plans to develop its next Tyre-to-Carbon-Black-Upcycling-Plant at the Port of Rotterdam.

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Over the past months, Black Bear Carbon, a leading company in recovering high-quality carbon black (rCB) from end-of life tyres, explored multiple locations in the Netherlands for a new tyre-carbonisation plant. The plant will decompose granulate from end-of life tyres into carbon black, pyrolysis oil and gas. After an extensive process of evaluation and careful consideration, the company has said that the Port of Rotterdam is its preferred location for developing its next plant.


“Port of Rotterdam shows great appetite to facilitate our next plant and has a significant potential for optimisation and synergy of our technology within the Rotterdam industrial complex,” said Silvio Ghyoot, CEO of Black Bear Carbon.


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 realisation of the Recovered Carbon Black Nederland project in Rotterdam.


“We welcome Black Bear Carbon with its cutting-edge circular technology to Rotterdam,” said Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority. “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.”


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 tyre problem on a global scale, the company stated.


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