Patented process

The cleanest method

Recycling technology

Turn waste into fuels

Patented process

The cleanest method

Recycling technology

Turn waste into fuels

Waste Tyres

The Environmental Problem: End of Life Tyres

The Facts

  • Over 3 billion tyres are discarded worldwide each year
  • In the European Union alone 250 million tyres are  accumulated each year.
  • This is expected to rise by 4% per annum (EU Statistics & Freedonia Report)
    Piled tyres may trap water, becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes and bacteria, or they can present a fire hazard
  • Tyres not in controlled environments can have an adverse effect on local water courses
  • Stockpiled tyres can combust, causing long term smouldering and generating toxic smoke that impacts on the environment and local communities
  • Tyres are very difficult to recycle profitably
  • Governments and industry are keen to find a commercially viable solution
Waste Tyres

Globally many millions of discarded tyres are recycled every year… How?

 Tyre Recycling Options

Globally – Energy recovery is the most common method of tyre disposal

Recycling through microwave technologyBreaks the tyres into their original components, the grade A steel can be sold for recovery, the carbon and oil are also reusable.Recycling through grindingUsed in sports and play surfaces, brake linings, landscaping mulch, carpet underlay, shoe soles and absorbents for waste.
Energy recoveryTyres have a high calorific value, about 20% higher than coal, which on burning can be harnessed to produce energy.Recycling through cryogenic breakdownUsed for athletics tracks, carpet underlay, playground surfaces and rubberised asphalt for road surfaces.
Energy recovery through pyrolysisA process which avoids the release of large volumes of combustion gases, but which still has waste products to deal with.Recycling through de-vulcanisationCan be used to replace part of the virgin material in automotive and cycle tyres, conveyor belts and footwear.

 Energy recovery through incineration in cement kilns is very common

BUT – The problems still exist…

Disposal of tyres or tyre crumb is still a global issue, and many governments subsidise disposal and recycling. Too many tyres… not enough disposal options

  • Tyre crumb markets are limited…
  • Energy recovery frequently has uncontrolled or harmful emissions, and is not allowed in some countries…
  • Traditional pyrolysis can be expensive and unreliable…

Now, Thermodynamic Cracking – An Environmentally Friendly Solution

  • No Direct Emissions
  • Minimal Operational Noise
  • A Completely Clean Process
  • Reduced Planning Permission Requirements
  • Output Fuels Can Be Used For Energy or For New Products
  • No Requirement to Stockpile Large Volumes of Feedstock’s
  • Reduces Carbon Footprint Substantially

That is Economically Viable

  • Gate Fees for Tyres
  • Sale of Energy or Oils
  • Sale of Carbon
  • Potentially Eligible for Government Incentives
Waste Tyres
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