Tyre recycler Green Distillation Technologies, which operates a processing plant at Warren in Western New South Wales and is in the capital fund raising stage for another in Toowoomba, Southern Queensland, will conduct the first industrial trials of a revolutionary new thermoelectric device from the United States which converts heat to electric power.
“Crumbed rubber and the purposes to which it is being used could be a future environmental disaster that will need to be cleaned up at some period by the next generation: That’s the considered opinion of our COO, Trevor Bayley.
“It’s not something that I’m on my soapbox about, but from everything that I’ve seen I challenge anyone who considers the facts to reach an alternative opinion”.
This article is by Professor Linda Chalker-Scott from the Department of Horticulture Washington State University who is regarded as an expert in the use of crumb rubber as a garden mulch,
Although the practice is not widespread in Australia her research and remarks are relevant to the use of crumb rubber in Australia in playing fields, playgrounds and golf course pathways.
Like many people who are involved in recycling, Trevor Bayley the Chief Operating Officer of Green Distillation Technologies, has great concerns that many things we are doing today will have future serious environmental consequences.
This thought was sparked by a story of a South African company that is taking the treads from truck tyres that are being re-treaded and grinding it into crumb rubber which is then made into rubber mats and carpet underlay for world-wide sale.
In this blog, to focus on the future problems caused by this form of recycling, we move the clock forward ten years from now to 2029….
The decision by the Queensland Government to not support a Resource Recovery Grant for the proposed Toowoomba tyre recycling plant has placed the project in jeopardy according to Green Distillation Technologies Chief Operating Officer Trevor Bayley.
Bringing their first tyre recycling plant at Warren, New South Wales up to full production is a priority for Green Distillation Technologies following the recent awarding of Environmental Permission by the New South Wales authorities.
It has been drawn to our attention that in our media release of 27 May we inadvertently stated that the New South Wales Environment Licence, which was issued to Green Distillation Technologies, was under a new regulation.
This was incorrect as it was actually issued under the existing regulation.
We apologise for this error and the purpose of this correction is to put the record straight for the future.
Craig Dunn, Chief Operating Officer, Green Distillation Technologies
Tyre recycler Green Distillation Technologies, which has developed world-first technology that transforms old tyres into oil, carbon and steel, has received environmental approval for their Warren, New South Wales plant and building development approval for their proposed Toowoomba plant.
High quality carbon is produced from old tyres by the world-first Australian process developed by Green Distillation Technologies that recycles end-of-life tyres.
This is in addition to the oil, which is an easy to refine crude that is used to make diesel, and could be further refined into jet fuel and the steel skeleton of the tyre, which either goes back to the tyre manufacturer for reuse or goes to scrap steel.
Growth in the world market for carbon has been behind a recent spate of world visitors to the see for themselves the world-first Australian process developed by Green Distillation Technologies that recycles end-of-life tyres into oil, carbon and the steel rim and beading of the tyre.
Tyre recycler Green Distillation Technologies, which has developed world-first technology that transforms old tyres into oil, carbon and steel, has received approval for their proposed Toowoomba plant from the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.
GDT’s Chief Operating Officer Trevor Bayley has said that they expected the actual development approval for construction of the plant to come before the Toowoomba Regional Council before the end of the month.