SPR group opens new tyre recycling plant in Costa Rica
SPR Group recently set up a new tyre recycling plant in San José, Costa Rica via its affiliate in Mexico.
The new facility, located in the capital city of Costa Rica, has been designed to afford the use of the secondary fast-rotation granulator getting an input up to 5 tonnes per hour. This technological solution developed by SPR Group makes it possible to obtain a granulometry lower than 35 mm ready to be used as Alternative Fuel in the industry.
According to the company, these features represents a big impact in the initial investment costs as well as the operational and consume costs of the plant delivered to cement producer CEMEX, which is the current global industrial construction materials leader, in its facility in Costa Rica.
The new plant has been supplied through the Mexican delegate company Ciudad de Guatemala treating Commercial and Industrial Waste (C&I) in order to transform this waste into Solid Recovery Fuel (SRF). In that case, the treatment line was delivered to Cementos Progreso, a market leader for the cement industry in Guatemala.
SPR Group develops and promotes solutions for the treatment of all types of tyres, including the used in the mining industry (OTR tyres) as is the case of CEMEX. On the other hand, the company’s technological solutions for scrap tyre recovery are used in up to 60 per cent of the Spanish market.
Therefore, the project developed in the Costa Rica city capital is a new example of the company’s commitment for the promotion of the scrap tyre mechanical treatment and its use as an energy source. With this process, the company states, it is possible to ensure a high tonnage of scrap tyres at the end of its lifetime will be used as a fuel as well as contributing to the sustainability and circular economy of the different industries.
“With this new installation, SPR Group strengthens its position as industrial group provider of technology in form of Integral Waste Management and Recovery Solutions specialized in the treatment of Scrap Tyres as well as other residues”, company representatives said in a statement.