Tag: recycling

New real-life research into recycled tyre oil

Wednesday 8th November 2017 | 0 Comments

New Australian research into the properties of oil from recycled tyres will evaluate the performance and emissions of commercial vehicles under actual operating conditions including engines that are representative of heavy duty trucks, light weight commercial vehicles, 4x4s and SUVs. The ‘on-truck’ tests will be conducted on a Kenworth K200 semi-trailer that will leave the Tytec Logistics depot at Wacol, Brisbane this week and undertake the 1200-kilometre journey to the Rio Tinto Hail Creek mine, south of Mackay, North Queensland. It was slated for departure on Tuesday 7 November, with the actual results to be calculated and revealed a week later.

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‘Angry’ ITIA calls waste tyre management scheme that is ‘fit for purpose’

Monday 30th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate and Environment in relation to the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2017, Paddy Murphy, president of ITIA (Irish Tyre Industry Association) stated: “The tyre industry is frustrated and angry at not being heard in relation to its concerns about the successful operation of the new waste tyre scheme under the new regulations. We are now calling on the committee to nullify the regulations or make recommendations that will take into account three key issues as raised by the Industry.

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Aussie recycler turns aircraft tyres into bio fuel

Aussie recycler turns aircraft tyres into bio fuel

Tuesday 24th October 2017 | 0 Comments

One Australian recycler’s technology is turning old aircraft tyres into bio jet fuel - Green Distillation Technologies (GDT), an Australian company was awarded a bronze medal two years ago in the Edison Awards, rated as the world’s top prize for innovation. The GDT technology is called destructive distillation and can recycle old aircraft tyres into oil, carbon and the steel wire cord, although usually their process is applied to recycling old car tyres into oil, carbon and steel with a typical 10 kg car tyre yielding 4 litres of oil, 4kg of carbon, 2kg of steel, a 70kg truck tyre providing 27 litres of oil, 28 kg of carbon, 15 kg of steel and 4 tonne oversize mining dump truck tyre yielding 1.6 tonnes of carbon, 0.8 tonne of steel and 1500 litres of oil.

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Fire at Titan tyre reclamation plant in Canada

Wednesday 27th September 2017 | 0 Comments

At midnight on 21 September 2017, a fire broke out at the Titan Tire Reclamation Corporation (TTRC) facility in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Titan International, Inc. reports that no staff members or others were injured.

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SEPA and partners aim to tackle Scottish tyre waste

Tuesday 29th August 2017 | 0 Comments

A new strategic partnership to tackle waste tyres was announced earlier in August by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and business group Entrepreneurial Scotland. Through the partnership entrepreneurs are being challenged to find sustainable business opportunities for used tyres over the next five years. At the same time, the SEPA has committed to developing a dedicated sector plan that will set actions and targets for tackling used tyre issues, including illegal dumping.

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Irish Road Hauliers, Midland Tyre Services jointly oppose truck tyre disposal plans

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The Irish Road Hauliers Association (IRHA) and Midland Tyres Services Ltd (MTS) have jointly announced their opposition to the proposed inclusion of truck tyres into the pending Environmental Disposal Levy (EDL) scheme. IRHA and MTS said their opposition has the “strong and universal support” of their members and customers.

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Eldan comments on Brexit

Eldan comments on Brexit

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Recycling equipment firm Eldan has opted to view Brexit as an opportunity in the midst of uncertainty, commenting on the subject for the first time on 17 August. According to the company, the uncertainty of the UK economy after Brexit and lack of a stable government has not affected the opportunities for Eldan Recycling in this key market. Enquiries show that there is still demand from customers who want to enter the recycling industry, the firm reports.

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TRA joins All-Party Sustainable Resource Group

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association has been accepted into membership of the Parliamentary All-Party Sustainable Resource Group (ASPRG), a cross-party group whose main purpose is to help parliamentarians fully engage with waste and sustainable resource policy issues.

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TRA: Irish tyre compliance scheme will ‘distort’ tyre recovery

Monday 14th August 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA), the Republic of Ireland’s proposed tyre compliance scheme, which is due to come into effect on 1 October, will “seriously distort end of life tyre recovery and recycling efforts on the island of Ireland with knock-on-effects in the UK as a whole”.

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Black Bear debuts “cradle to cradle certified carbon black”

Tuesday 4th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Black Bear’s carbon black has received an official Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze Certificate, assessed by the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA). This is the first time that a carbon black has received this certification. “This certification is a clear demonstration of our commitment to accelerating the transition towards a circular economy. We are pleased that we can now offer carbon black users a real and officially certified choice for selecting clean and green materials” said Martijn Lopes Cardozo, CEO Black Bear.

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Green Distillation Technologies building giant tyre recycling plant in Australia

Tuesday 13th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Green Distillation Technologies is set to build a large off-the-road (OTR) tyre recycling plant in Western Australia in early 2018. The company and Tytec Recycling are collaborating on the processing plant in Perth, which will reclaim raw materials from tyres that are 25 to 63 inches in diameter.

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Pyrolyx signs US plant construction deals

Tuesday 30th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Munich-based recovered carbon black (rCB) manufacturer Pyrolyx has signed two agreements that will advance plans to construct a rCB plant in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. The company has signed a multi-year supply agreement in the US with an unnamed masterbatch manufacturer that calls for Pyrolyx to supply rCB sourced from end-of-life tyres for use in colourants, special effects and additives that go into masterbatch. The deal involves securing long-term supply with a price advantage, Pyrolyx said.

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C2C certification for Klean Industries’ pyrolysis plant

C2C certification for Klean Industries’ pyrolysis plant

Tuesday 18th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Canada-based gasification and pyrolysis waste conversion technologies provider Klean Industries Inc. shares that one of its facilities has become the world’s first tyre pyrolysis plant to receive Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certification. This C2C certification by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry LLC follows a 12-month study of the Klean Industries production process and the end uses of the recycled carbon and oil products that derive from it.

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Servicesure launch Slicker waste management solution

Servicesure launch Slicker waste management solution

Thursday 2nd March 2017 | 0 Comments

Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, has announced a new partnership with Slicker Recycling aimed at streamlining waste collection for its garage members. Slicker Recycling will offer the growing national network a simple ‘one call’ solution. Once contacted, they respond by arriving almost anywhere in the UK to collect and process business waste.

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Tyre Derived Fuel reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Australia

Thursday 9th February 2017 | 0 Comments

A new report prepared for Australian Tyre Recyclers Association (ATRA), “Carbon Value Proposition, Resource Recovery using Tyre Derived Fuels”, states that replacing one tonne of black coal with one tonne of TDF can save emissions of up to 1.05 tonnes of CO2-e into the atmosphere.

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