Ten Years ago…
Ten years ago Green Distillation Technologies embarked on a journey full of optimistic hope and after all that toil we believe we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Welcome to the December 2018 newsletter of Green Distillation Technologies. This edition provides updates for our Toowoomba, Warren and Perth recycling plant projects.
Pre-lodgment meetings completed for Toowoomba plant
Green Distillation Technologies has completed the pre-lodgment meetings for the proposed new Toowoomba plant, which are required before the full application for development approval and licensing.
GDT Chief Operating Officer Trevor Bayley, who attended the meetings, praised the ‘can do’ attitude and said that as no obstacles have been raised, once the formal application process has commenced it is anticipated that approval will take eight weeks, which would mean that construction could be commenced as early as September 2018 allowing commissioning of the first module in April 2019, with full production to start in December 2019.
GDT News Coverage Goes Viral
News of the research into the properties of the oil produced by the ‘Destructive Distillation’ process, conducted by the Queensland University of Technology has swept the world and firmly placed GDT and their world-first tyre recycling technology on the world stage.
Recycled tyres are overlooked as a biofuel source
Oil from recycled tyres processed by GDT at Warren, New South Wales has been overlooked as a potential biofuel source, yet it is the most reliable and easiest to refine of all, according to oil expert Tim Rose of Southern Oil.
According to Tim Rose the future potential of this source of feedstock is immense, in fact preferable to other bio-oils from plants such as corn or algae plus it reduces dependence on imported fuel and it is an excellent example of converting an environmental waste problem into a valuable raw material.
Southern Oil has operated a refinery at Wagga Wagga since 2001 that processes 38 per cent of Australia’s collected waste lube oil and is in the process of building an advanced $16 million biofuels plant at Gladstone, Queensland.
Tim Rose said: “The first ‘trickle’ of oil is now being provided to us by the Green Distillation Technologies tyre recycling plant at Warren under a supply contract we signed this year as they now have their first processing vessel operating pending approval by the environmental authorities after which they can expand their production.
Warren plant in final stages of commissioning
The GDT processing plant at Warren, New South Wales is now in the final stages of commissioning before commencing initial production.