1 BILLION TYRES reach their end of life each year, around the world
and 26 MILLION OLD TYRES are disposed of annually in Australia alone
GDT’s distillation technology recycles tyres into valuable raw materials
Old Useless Tyres
End-of-life (ELT) car and truck tyres can be a precious resource instead of an environmental threat. GDT effectively and profitably recycles ELT tyres.
The GDT Recycling Process
Using a technique known as destructive distillation, GDT turns a wasted resource and environmental hazard into high-demand valuable raw materials.
Valuable Raw Materials
The process recycles ELT tyres into useable quantities of carbon, industrial oil and steel – materials that were used in the original tyre manufacturing process and are present in every synthetic rubber tyre.
GDT can process
19,300 TONNES of old tyres
100% conversion to
reusable carbon, steel and
With ZERO emissions
The GDT Recycling Process
The GDT Way – Cleanly Transforming End-of-Life Tyres into Useful Resources
End-of-life (ELT) car and truck tyres dumped in landfills or waterways have caused staggering amounts of microplastic and chemical pollution. They have even become breeding grounds for mosquitoes and dangerous diseases.
But grinding up old tyres into crumbs or flakes is not an effective means of recycling, either, as the nature of rubber does not change with that method. There is also a limit to how much crumbed rubber can be used for kindergarten playgrounds, soccer fields or furnace fuel. Over-reliance on landfills and crumbed rubber only releases more microplastics, noxious chemicals and greenhouse gases into the environment.
At Green Distillation Technologies (GDT), we offer a better solution.
GDT has developed and refined its destructive distillation technology that converts ELT tyres back into carbon, oil and steel, without producing emissions. When the rubber no longer hits the road, GDT can recycle and transform it into useful resources, cleanly and efficiently.
We currently operate in New South Wales and will be expanding to Queensland and other states in Australia.
Resources Recovered by a Single GDT Plant per Year
One GDT tyre recycling plant can process about 685,000 tyres per year (assuming an average mix of car and truck tyres). This equates to approximately 19,000 tons of recycled car tyres, recycled into oil (33%), carbon (47%) and steel (20%).
Edison Awards Bronze Winner
GDT became the first Australian company to win an Edison Award for innovation. The award was for its ground-breaking technology in recovering energy from tyres.
Being recognised with an Edison Award™ is one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business success. The Edison Awards honour excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centred design and innovation. Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners are chosen as the “best of the best” by the world’s top senior business executives, academics, and innovation professionals.
Walk the sustainability and circular economy talk.
Green Distillation Technologies has achieved an Australian world breakthrough with its end-of-life tyre recycling technology. We want to help shrink the global problem of ELT tyre-related pollution. We can make a sustainable circular economy for the rubber tyre industry a reality.
Invitations are now open for those who care about the problem and want to be part of the solution. If you want to be part of GDT’s expansion, join us! The journey for change starts now.