Australian tire recycler can turn old tires into hydrogen

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Australian tire recycler Green Distillation Technologies, which has already developed world-first technology that can commercially and economically turn end-of-life tires (ELTs) into high value, oil, carbon and steel, can now take the carbon raw material and turn it into hydrogen.

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BASF signs agreements with New Energy for uptake of pyrolysis oil derived from waste tires and for a joint feasibility study

Ludwigshafen, Germany and Budapest, Hungary – September 1, 2020 – BASF SE (“BASF”) signed an uptake supply agreement with New Energy, a technology company specialized in the pyrolysis of waste tires, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. According to the agreement, New Energy will supply BASF with up to 4,000 metric tons of pyrolysis oil per year derived from waste tires. In a pilot phase, first volumes of the pyrolysis oil have already been utilized successfully in BASF’s integrated chemical production site (Verbund) in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

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Recycling plastic- TechniSoil repaves California road with bottles

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Jorge L. Ortiz USA TODAY Plastic bottles by the side of a road are a common sight, an unseemly reminder of how often consumer products are discarded carelessly. Now some of those bottles may become part of the road. A California company has devised a process that integrates recycled plastic into road repaving, an innovation that could revolutionize the industry while yielding environmental benefits.

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Scrap Tire News – August Issue

In this issue:

ISRI Comments On EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines

Asphalt Plus Expands International Marketing

The 2020 International Elastomer Conference Is Going Virtual

Read the full August Issue.

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TIA resets centennial events for 2021

BOWIE, Md. — Reacting to the cancellation of the 2020 SEMA Show, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) is moving its centennial celebrations — originally scheduled for the week of Nov. 2 in Las Vegas — to November 2021 to coincide with the 2021 SEMA Show.

The Specialty Equipment Market Association disclosed Aug. 5 its decision to cancel the 2020 SEMA Show due to the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic presents in trying to stage a major convention and trade show.

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The Tire Industry Project shares 15 years of TRWP research

Geneva, 23 July 2020: The Tire Industry Project (TIP) is the leading forum for the tire industry on sustainability issues. Marking our 15th anniversary, we are sharing, free-of-charge, our scientific research on tire and road wear particles (TRWP), eliminating the fees often required to review scientific papers.

Peer-reviewed studies from more than a decade of research into TRWP – the tiny debris produced by necessary friction between tires and road surface – are now available free-of-charge online. By sharing these studies, TIP hopes to reach stakeholders who may have previously been discouraged by paywalls.

TIP is committed to making important contribution to the scientific understanding of TRWP and its potential impacts on human health and the environment. 

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Recycled rubber infill material has a role to play in a Circular Economy

The European new Green Deal is in line with a vision for a Circular Economy that the tyre industry has been pioneering for decades. Europe, the largest net importer of natural resources in the world, loses 95% of the material value during the first use cycle. By using the resources we already have, we can decouple the European economy from the need of new resources. The recycling of tyres is recognized for its success with over 95% collection rate and a 62% material recovery rate.

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Australian tire recycler plans to expand into the European market

Australian tire recycler Green Distillation Technologies, developer of the world-first technology that turns end of life tyres (ELTs) into high value, refinery-ready oil, carbon and steel, believes it can now expand into the European Market.

GDT Chief Operating Officer Trevor Bayley said that the recent statement by Faziler Cinaraip at the webinar organized by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) who said that only 42 percent of the 12 million tonnes of ELTs generated in Europe each year are recycled, had heightened their interest.

“We are working hard to bring our first two Australian processing facilities in Warren in Western …

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Emterra Group continues to be named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

In a national competition designed to identify and showcase Canada’s Greenest Employers, Emterra Group continues to be included in this select category. Emterra is also leading the way in the waste resource recovery and recycling industry as the only organization in the sector to be selected for the award which is granted to some of Canada’s largest and most forward-thinking companies. This is the fifth consecutive year that Emterra Group has won this award.

“At Emterra Group, we have a saying, ‘think innovatively, transform waste into resources.’ For more than 40 years we have been reshaping the way consumers, businesses and municipalities manage waste,” explains Emmie Leung, Founder and CEO of Emterra Group. “We work every day to be a positive example of environmental stewardship for our employees, our customers, our communities and the environment.” 

 

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TRAC’s President Glenn Maidment Announces Retirement at the 100th AGM

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Cambridge, Ontario; June 11, 2020—Tire and Rubber Association of Canada’s President announces retirement after more than 50 years in the industry.

After leading one of the industry’s preeminent associations since 2001, Glenn Maidment announced at TRAC’s Annual General Meeting of Members on June 9, 2020, that he will be stepping down and retiring at the end of 2020. He will continue to lead the Association, assist the Board in search for a new President, and ensure a smooth and seamless transition for the Association. TRAC’s Board is also setting up a committee to launch the search for the new President (interested candidates can find the position requirements here: https://bit.ly/TRACPresident, and should forward inquiries to HR@tracanada.ca).

“Celebrating TRAC’s first centennial feels like an appropriate time for me to pass on the reins to the next generation of leaders in the Canadian tire and rubber industry,” says Maidment. “I have had the distinct privilege of serving as President of TRAC for the past 19 years and believe we have accomplished much together, though there is always more to do. On a personal note, working for TRAC and our industry has been the most rewarding experience I could ever have imagined for myself and I thank our Board and Members for the opportunity to serve this wonderful industry.”

“When people speak of the tire industry in Canada, they generally speak of Glenn Maidment,” says Paul Christou, TRAC’s Chair, and Controller at Goodyear Canada Inc.

Incoming Board Chair, Tony Mougios, and Canadian Zone Director – Consumer Products Division, Michelin North America said, “Glenn has been a fixture in the industry and an instrumental figure on all the key files the industry has been working on for the past 30 years. On behalf of all the TRAC’s members: “Thank you, Glenn, for the decades of faithful service and your contribution. Congratulations!””

About TRAC:

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC; www.tracanada.ca) is the national trade association representing the interests of tire and other rubber manufacturers and importers of rubber goods into Canada, together with rubber recyclers and suppliers whose goods or services directly relate to our industry. The Association was established in 1920 under the name The Rubber Association of Canada, only recently changing its name to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada to more accurately reflect the Association’s role within the industry and what it does for its membership.