With the UK’s first continuous pyrolysis plant for end-of-life tires set to open soon, Carlton Forest Renewables has pledged support to the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA), a group that represents the UK’s tire recovery sector and processes over 40 million used tires each year. Through a collaborative effort, the organizations will work toward the shared objective of responsibly recovering used tires.
“It is not long until our plant will be operating around the clock and helping the UK to recover over 1.8 million tires from the 57 million that it generates each year,” commented Scott Robson, managing director of Carlton Forest Renewables. “This is just the first of a number of plants that will be designed, manufactured and operated by us across the UK.”
Since 2018, Carlton Forest Renewables has invested over US$6.8m (£5m) in research and development to treat end-of-life-tires, alongside the development of a pyrolysis plant to convert old tires into reusable products such as renewable oil and recovered carbon char.
“As an association we are always looking at what is next, and Carlton Forest Renewables is a business that is at the forefront of finding new ways to utilize used tires,” explained Peter Taylor, secretary general of the Tyre Recovery Association. “Along with our other members, we will continue to push forward with innovation and exploration into new methods of responsible tire recovery and recycling alongside our tried and tested methods. We wish Carlton Forest Renewables every success with their venture and know that it will make a tangible difference, both in the short and long term, to our industry.”
The company aims to generate 100 million liters of renewable oil each year by 2026 and hopes this strategy will be achieved by installing plants across the country near to stores of end-of-life tires to reduce transport mileage.