MEDIA RELEASE 01 July
Australian tyre recycler with proven world class technology is open to New Zealand joint venture deals
An Australian green technology company, that recycles end of life car and truck
tyres, is open to New Zealand joint venture deals.
This follows the recent discovery of a 700,000 tyre dump in Waikato with no
obvious solution of what to do.
Green Distillation Technologies Corporation recently won a bronze medal in the
Edison Awards, which is the world's top innovation award. They were Australia's
first ever finalist in the awards.
They are currently commercialising their technology which recycles end of life
(ELT) tyres into saleable commodities of carbon, oil and steel and are now
moving to full production with an $8 million upgrade to their processing plant
in Warren, Western New South Wales with plans for six more other plants in
They have operated the pilot plant in Warren since 2009 and the upgrade to full
production will see it capable of processing 19,000 tonnes, or a mix of 658,000
car and truck tyres per year. This represents approximately 3% of the
end-of-life tyres that are generated in Australia each year.
Recycling a typical end of life 10 kg car tyre will yield 4kg of carbon, 2kg of
steel and 4 litres while a 70kg truck tyre will provide 28 kg of carbon, 15 kg
of steel and 27 litres of oil.
GDT CEO Craig Dunn said: "We have been aware of the New Zealand end of life tyre
problem for some time and we are open to discussing joint venture initiatives
where our technology is licensed with the potential that three processing plants
could handle all your discarded tyres.
"The oil produced from the GDT process can be used as a heating fuel, direct
into some stationary diesel engines or is capable of further refinement into
automotive or aviation fuels, while the carbon is a high grade product that can
replace those sourced from fossil fuels and the steel is returned directly to
tyre manufacturers for reuse.
"The process is not only emission free but the recycled oil is used as the heat
source for the production process.
"It is the only process available in the world that remanufactures the rubber
from old tyres into a different energy form as the other recycling methods
merely change the shape or appearance of the rubber," Craig said.
About Green Distillation Technologies
GDT is an Australian company which has developed technology to recycle
end-of-life tyres into carbon, oil and steel.
Released for Green Distillation Technologies by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Dennis Rutzou on 0411 510 888