Black Bear tire pyrolysis, the next step
Silvio G. G. Ghyoot is the CEO of Black Bear Carbon.
In this role, Silvio is leading BBC’s efforts to roll out its Leading technology for upcycling Waste tire rubber into circular and sustainable products and grow the company to become a Global leader & Brand for recovered carbon black
Silvio Ghyoot, has a distinguished – over 30-Y- career in the petrochemical industry and has held many international management positions with Albemarle Corporation and other chemical companies.
Before joining BBC in October 2019, Silvio served as Executive Director of Petrochemicals Europe, an industry sector of CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council.
Prior to that Silvio was President of Albemarle Corporation’s Catalyst business, with over $1.1 Billion in sales and 1300 people worldwide. During his 27 Year tenure with Albemarle Corporation, he has held numerous commercial and management positions in the plastics additive & flame retardants business as well as the plastics and oil refining Catalyst.
Long time ago, he started his career with Monsanto and Kaneka.
Silvio Ghyoot is a native of Belgium, graduated as Chemical Engineer in Ghent-Belgium in 1987 and obtained a degree in Business administration in 1992 from the Leuven University. He is 55 years old, married with 2 children and living in Diest, Belgium.
About Black Bear Carbon
Worldwide, more than 1 billion old car tires are discarded every year, of which more than 10 million in the Netherlands. At the moment there is no good and sustainable way to process this problematic waste stream. A large part of the tires is therefore processed into granulate for synthetic turf pitches. This is a temporary solution, as the granulate becomes waste again after a few years. This wastes valuable components containing the waste tires.
Car tires consist of approximately 25% carbon black, a black powder that serves as a high-quality raw material for rubber products, but also as a pigment for paint, inks and plastics. The traditional production of carbon black is very polluting. Oil is often incompletely burned for this, which results in high energy consumption and high CO2 emissions.
Black Bear Carbon (BBC) has developed a technology that allows it to recover high-quality materials, including carbon black, from car tires with low CO2 emissions and low energy consumption. With this, the company offers a circular solution for both the processing of waste tires and the polluting production of carbon black.
The ONLINE Plastic Waste 2 Plastic conference is all about turning waste plastic via pyrolysis /chemical recycling into new plastics competing with plastics made from virgin fossil oil. This requires that current recycling value chains change to a new sustainable ecosystem. As a result the creation of innovative new ecosystems will be a challenge with so many new and existing stakeholders.