According to the company’s news release, Australian tire recycler Green Distillation Technologies, which has developed technology that turns end-of-life tires (ELTs) into refinery-ready oil, carbon and steel, seeks to expand into the European market.
GDT Chief Operating Officer Trevor Bayley says the recent statement by Faziler Cinaraip at the webinar organized by the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) that only 42 percent of the 12 million tons of ELTs generated in Europe each year are recycled had heightened the company’s interest.
“In addition, there is the waning interest in crumbing tires for sporting field infill, as well as a potential ban on this use,” Bayley says, referring to allegations regarding the safety of the recycled rubber used in these applications. In light of this, Bayley says Green Distillation Technologies offers a tire recycling alternative.
“We are working hard to bring our first two Australian processing facilities in Warren in western New South Wales and Toowoomba in southern Queensland into full production and have plans for five other Australian plants in Gladstone, Wagga, Geelong, Elizabeth and Collie, western Australia.
“In addition, we are in negotiations to finalize agreements for plants in the U.S., U.K. and South Africa.”
He adds, “Each plant will have a capacity to process 19,300 tons of ELTs comprising a mix of passenger car, 4WD and truck tires.”
Bayley says a typical 22.05-pound car tire will yield 1 gallon of oil, 10.32 pounds of carbon and 4.30 pounds of steel, a 154.32-pound truck tire will provide 6.87 gallons of oil, 72.75 pounds of carbon, 30.09 pounds of steel, and a 4-ton oversize mining dump truck tire will yield 4.4.75 gallons of oil immersion field (oif) oil,1.7 tons of carbon and 0.76 tons of steel.
“There is no shortage of raw material as there are 1.5 billion ELT discarded globally each year together with an existing stockpile of at least that volume in dumps around the world,” Bayley says. “In the light of this burgeoning environmental disposal problem, our approach provides a recycling solution as we are able to turn a world environmental problem into valuable and highly saleable materials.”
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