Tytec Group and Green Distillation Technologies to build OTR tire recycling facility

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Tytec Group and Green Distillation Technologies (GDT) have established joint venture Tytec Recycling, and plan to construct a new tire recycling plant in Perth, Australia. The facility, which is scheduled to open in February 2018, will recycle off-road tires with rim sizes ranging from 25in to 63in.

Tires will be recycled via GDT’s revolutionary destructive distillation process technology, into oil, carbon and steel. Using the GDT technology, a tire that weighs 3.5 tonnes can yield 1,500-liters of oil and 1.5 tonnes of carbon, as well as steel reinforcement, which can be re-used by the tire manufacturer.

Transport of tires from mining sites to the recycling plant will be undertaken by Tytec Logistics.

“The move to build the world’s first processing plant for OTR tires comes after more than 12 months of logistical research and development work undertaken at the designated Tytec Recycling R&D plant, which is a section of the GDT facility in Warren, New South Wales,” said Trevor Bayle, CEO of GDT.

“This work has been to find a solution to the problem of how to handle a four-tonne tire with a diameter of 4m or more through a complex process at sufficient volume to make it economically viable.”

June 23, 2017

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