Green Distillation Technologies has already sold the oil they expect to obtain from old tyres recycled in their planned Toowoomba plant using their unique Australian technology.
GDT Chief Operating Officer Trevor Bayley said he welcomed the announcement of a Queensland Government grant to Southern Oil of Gladstone to help fund their refinery facility and performance trials of the oil from recycled tyres using a Scania V8 test engine.
“We have conducted trials with the Queensland University of Technology where a percentage of our recycled tyre oil was added to diesel and we found that there was no loss of power but that there was 30 percent less nitrous oxide in the exhaust emissions.
“We have initially contracted to supply Southern Oil with all the oil we produce from anywhere in Australia, which as well as the trials will be used as crude oil and refined into diesel, petrol and jet fuel,” Trevor said.
Currently we are planning to build our first commercial plant in Toowoomba, Southern Queensland and are waiting on receiving a decision on our Development Application.