Inecsys Teesside Ltd is an innovative resource management company seeking to commercialise an environmentally friendly waste tyre processing solution based on pyrolysis technology. The company is looking to set up a 30,000 tonnes per year waste tyre treatment facility in North Yorkshire, England, which might become the first of its kind in the UK.
Almost 300,000 tonnes of end-of-life tyres originate in the UK every year. End-of-life tyres are those that cannot any longer be reused or rethreaded. On the one hand, waste tyres represent an environmental hazard; on the other, this is a valuable resource, which can be utilised to the benefit of the society.
Currently there are two major methods of dealing with waste tyres:-
- Granulation: production of rubber crumb, which is used in the manufacturing of sport surfaces and artificial turf;
- Energy recovery: using tyre chips to partly substitute coal in cement industry and sometimes power generation.
Besides, a comparatively small amount of tyres is used in civil engineering, public works and backfilling operations.
Waste tyre pyrolysis is an innovative solution to waste tyre problem providing for more efficient utilisation of resources embodied within a tyre and thus capable of deriving greater economic benefit at a lower environmental impact.
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