The world is beating a path to GDT’s door
International interest in the unique Australian tyre recycling technology of Green Distillation Technologies has always been high.
Over the past ten days we have welcomed visitors from Pakistan, South America and Malaysia to our Warren facility where we turn end-of-life tyres into oil, carbon and the steel beading.
All these people are involved in the tyre industry in their own countries in some form or other and are from regions where traditional pyrolysis is used as a major means of recycling old tyres and they all came because they recognised the difference between what we do at GDT in terms of the environmental and worker safety as well as in the quality of the oil and carbon we produce.
These visits have all been hosted by our Chief Operating Officer Trevor Bayley and as well as last week’s visitors in the past they have come from Thailand, New Zealand, Japan, United Kingdom, Middle East and Africa to name but a few.
In Pakistan there are over 600 pyrolysis plants that the Government wishes to close. But the lack of an alternative is holding them back and our visitor was looking for a way to introduce the GDT process into his market. He currently operates a small pyrolysis plant and his son is a doctor and they are both extremely concerned about the long term health of the employees of the plant if they to continue. He was very excited to witness the GDT plant in operation and was impressed by the untouched appearance of the environment around the plant, the quality of the oil and the cleanliness of the steel from the recycled tyres.
A number of countries in South America have started to legislate the management of end-of-life-tyres led by Brazil and including countries such as Chile, Argentina and Mexico which all either have legislation on the books or are in the late stages of preparation. Our visitors from Chile were enthusiastic about our plant and what they witnessed as well as the fact we process whole tyres and the quantity and quality of the oil.
Malaysia has a long history of traditional tyre pyrolysis and although every 3 or 4 years the Government closes these plants, without constant supervision they crop up again and ironically many of them are processing tyres sourced in Australia, which is illegal in both countries. Our visitor represented a major enterprise that is looking to adopt Australian technologies and is focused on the waste recycling industry.
There is also strong interest from both Texas and Philadelphia to build plants in the United States which are likely to be the first processing facilities outside Australia.