Some interesting figures on the destination of old tyres in Australia have been divulged today on the ACCC website as part of the re-confirming of the status of industry-supported Australian Tyre Stewardship Australia.
World-first tyre recycling technology developed by Green Distillation Technologies is on display as part of the Innovation Wall at the Recycling Discovery Hub which has opened at the Materials Recycling Facility at 1 Recycling Road, Hume, ACT.
The display is part of a showcase of new technology solutions and shows a section of tyre, examples of the oil, carbon and steel that are created as a result of the GDT destructive distillation process.
The Innovation Wall exhibition is permanent and allows school and community groups to receive tailored education programs and understand waste and recycling activities that are undertaken in the ACT.
After a further pre-lodgement meeting in Toowoomba yesterday with Queensland Government officials plans for construction of the plant to recycle old tyres into oil, carbon and steel are on track for commissioning of the first module next April.
The plant will be operated by Green Distillation Technologies, an Australian company that has developed a unique process that will recycle old tyres into valuable oil, carbon and steel, which makes it an outstanding example of the ‘circular economy’.
The plant is expected to process 19,300 tonnes, or a mix of 658,000 car and truck tyres per year, to yield approximately 8 million litres of oil, 7,700 tonnes of carbon and 2,000 tonnes of steel.
A pre-lodgement meeting has been held with Toowoomba Regional Council to determine the planning steps to be taken for the construction of a plant to recycle old tyres into oil, carbon and steel at the Wellcamp Business Estate in Toowoomba using world-first environmentally friendly Australian technology.
The plant will be operated by Green Distillation Technologies, an Australian company that has developed a unique process that will recycle old tyres. The plant is expected to process 19,300 tonnes, or a mix of 658,000 car and truck tyres per year, to yield approximately 8 million litres of oil, 7,700 tonnes of carbon and 2,000 tonnes of steel.
Caravans have tyre issues that are not encountered with the average car tyre.
For a start, the wear patterns on caravan and trailer tyres are different to cars and 4wd’s as the weight loadings are generally higher.
This problem can be added to by the owner illegally overloading the ‘van over its permitted weight behind the axle by putting in those extras like a barbecue, chairs, table, outdoor lights and a tent, as well as that extra water for the shower, that are a ‘must’ for the holidays.
Recently we came across an interesting article by Lex Talamo for the Shreveport Times. It deals with the problem caused by people illegally dumping old tyres across the outskirts of Shreveport and its adjoining countryside in Louisiana.
New research has been conducted into the performance and emissions of oil from recycled tyres in a 2.5 litre diesel vehicle under real-world operating conditions.
The tests were conducted on a 2017 Hyundai iLoad van, a vehicle size that is used for city deliveries and as a people mover and has an engine capacity comparable to that widely used in light commercials, SUVs and 4WDs.
The first car tyres were white, not black, as the colour comes from the carbon black that is added to the tyre during manufacture to greatly improve wear and heat dissipation.
The natural colour of rubber is an off-white and the gleaming colour of those early tyres came from zinc oxide added to the mix.
Although they did look stylish they did not have great durability. Read More
An Australian recycler with world-first recycling technology can turn old aircraft tires into bio jet fuel.
This sounds like the ultimate in the circular economy, but theoretically it can be achieved using the tire recycling process pioneered by Green Distillation Technologies, an Australian company which was awarded a bronze medal two years ago in the Edison Awards, rated as the world’s top prize for innovation. Read More
Aircraft tyres on a commercial jet are an amazing example of advanced design and manufacture. After all they have to hit the tarmac and after an initial skid accelerate to 170 miles per hour and safely support the weight of a small office building.
But after six months, or 300 landings, they need replacement.
Although some can find further use on farm equipment or backhoes, most are ground into crumbed rubber for use in playgrounds and sporting fields.
Unfortunately, there is a limit on how much can be used for these purposes. Inevitably a large percentage is burnt as furnace fuel.