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Tyre Recovery Association Forum day welcomes record numbers

Tyre Recovery Association Forum day welcomes record numbers

25th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The 2019 TRA annual forum day attracted record numbers of delegates to its annual day conference held at the Ardencote Manor Hotel on Tuesday 18 June. Numerous topics were covered during the day, but the TRA’s calls for government support in pursuit of its goals; details of the association’s recent tag technology trial details; and the launch of a tyre recovery industry-specific Fire Prevention Plan stood out. More than 90 delegates were in attendance.

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Tyre industry specific Fire Prevention Plans launched

25th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Following four years of consultation, the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has published its tyre industry specific Fire Prevention Plan (FPP). Having worked alongside the Environment Agency (EA) to address the need to store a diverse range of materials in various grades, each with differing combustibility, burn rates and fire risk, across widely differing sites, the TRA’s FPP will meet the objectives of the Environment Agency Fire Prevention Plan Guidance Version 3. Specifically, this means: Preventing a fire; Extinguishing of a fire; and minimising the impact of a fire. The industry-specific Fire Prevention Plan was launched by Peter Buckley, senior fire advisor, Environment Agency.

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Mufitts supply FC Barcelona pitch

Mufitts supply FC Barcelona pitch

25th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Murfitts Industries has supplied a football pitch made from recycled tyres for Spanish champions FC Barcelona. The pitch material, called PRO-gran, is being used across four continents since its launch in 2017. The artificial grass is said to ‘last a lifetime’ and is compliant with strict chemical legislation (REACH).

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TRA trials tyre traceability technology

TRA trials tyre traceability technology

24th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has announced the completion of a digital tyre tracking trial. Conducted with TRA member Fraser Evans & Sons Ltd and technology partner PragmatIC. The trial used Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. The tags were fixed to the tyre by the collector, who assigned them to their future use, for example retreading or reprocessing. These tags are designed remain attached to the tyre right through to its end-of-life and the data they contain is accessed using a handheld scanner, which reads the unique RFID.

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Developer W2T signs power agreement and waste MoU

9th May 2019 | 0 Comments

PowerHouse Energy Group’s (PHE) exclusive development partner, Waste2Tricity Limited (W2T), has agreed to sell electricity generated by W2T at Protos using DMG technology into a private grid operated by Protos. PHE developed DMG as a proprietary technology that can convert waste plastic, end-of-life-tyres, and other waste streams into syngas efficiently and economically.

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Peter Taylor becomes vice president of ETRA

Peter Taylor becomes vice president of ETRA

30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Peter Taylor OBE, secretary general of the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA), has been elected vice president of the European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) nine-member board. The board, comprised of nine members, oversees the formation and execution of ETRA’s strategic priorities and focus areas. Taylor is the only UK representative on the board.

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Genan acquires BioSafe tyre recycling plant

Genan acquires BioSafe tyre recycling plant

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

Denmark-based end of life tyre recycler Genan Holding and Portuguese transport and construction equipment solutions provider Nors have signed a definite agreement for Genan to acquire Nors’ subsidiary, BioSafe – Indústria de Reciclagens, S.A., operator of Portugal’s largest tyre recycling plant. The transaction is expected to close at the end of this month, adding a sixth tyre recycling plant to Genan’s global footprint.

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GDT tyre-deived oil output ‘already sold’

GDT tyre-deived oil output ‘already sold’

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Australia-based Green Distillation Technologies (GDT) reports that it has already pre-sold all the oil the firm expects to obtain from old tyres recycled in its planned Toowoomba plant. Indeed, GDT reports that the company has already sold its entire oil output from plants in North Queensland and Wagga in Southern New South Wales as well.

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Tyre Recovery Association announces details for 2019 Recycling Forum Day

Tyre Recovery Association announces details for 2019 Recycling Forum Day

12th February 2019 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has announced its Recycling Day Forum will be held on 18 June 2019 at the Ardencote Manor Hotel, Warwick. The theme for this year’s event is ‘2020 and Beyond’ with guests from Europe and from the UK discussing the direction of tyre recycling in the future.

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Bengal Machine buys Columbus McKinnon

7th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Bengal Machine, the parent company of Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill LLC, has acquired CM Recycling Equipment Solutions (CM Shredder). According to the company, the purchase of CM Shredder fits with Bengal Machine’s strategy to combine world-class brands in the size reduction industry into a fully integrated manufacturer offering complete, turnkey solutions across a wide range of industries and size reduction applications.

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Lehigh win Circular Economy award in Davos

Lehigh win Circular Economy award in Davos

25th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Lehigh Technologies has won the Young Global Leaders Award for Circular Economy SME (small to medium-sized enterprise) for The Circulars 2019, the 5th iteration of the award, in Davos at the World Economic Forum on 21 January 2019.

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RISE: Tyre-derived oil can be used as fuel

RISE: Tyre-derived oil can be used as fuel

21st January 2019 | 0 Comments

Pyrolysis oil derived from end-of-life tyres can be used as fuel. That is the conclusion of a reported produced by RISE (the EU Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts Group) along with Enviro and Ragn-Sells as a result of research that kicked off in October 2017 .

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Eldan launches Twin Shaft Clean-Cut tyre shredder

11th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Eldan Recycling has launched a new Twin Shaft Clean-Cut Shredder (TSCC) for production of clean-cut tyre chips from car or truck tyres. In practice this means the new machine can produce clean-cut 50 mm chips from car or truck tyres at up to 6000 kg/hour or clean-cut 100 mm chips at up to 9000 kg/hour.

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Environ signs MoU with EE-TDF Cleveland

17th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB has signed a memorandum of understanding with EE-TDF Cleveland, LLC, a US tyre-recycling company. The agreement remains in effect for six months, has an option to extend, and opens up opportunities for additional joint venture plants with an annual recycling capacity of 30,000 tonnes tyres.

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NTDA and TRA announce closer collaboration

NTDA and TRA announce closer collaboration

10th October 2018 | 0 Comments

During the NTDA Tyre Industry Conference held on 4 October 2018, NTDA chief executive Stefan Hay announced that the NTDA and the TRA are working to explore “the clear synergies between the two associations”. In the first instance, this will involve an exchange of representatives between the NTDA Executive Council and TRA Steering Group and the establishment of a joint Working Group to explore the possible benefits such an alliance can deliver.

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