MEDIA RELEASE 17 April
Tyre recycler upgrades plant and moves to full production
A green technology company, that recycles old car and truck tyres, is moving to
full production with an $8 million upgrade to their processing plant in Warren,
Western New South Wales.
This comes after they became Australia's first ever finalist in the Edison
Awards, the world's top award for innovation, with the winners to be announced
in New York on Thursday April 23, 2015.
Green Distillation Technologies Corporation is commercialising the technology
which recycles old tyres into saleable commodities of carbon, oil and steel.
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
mix of car and truck tyres per year. This represents approximately 3% of the
end-of-life tyres that are generated in Australia each year.
A typical 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.
The disposal of old car and truck tyres is regarded as one of the world's
biggest environmental problems.
GDT CEO Craig Dunn said: "We started in 2009 to prove our technology and the
capability of the process, which represents the ultimate in recycling old tyres
and more importantly generate a positive cash flow by selling the resulting
carbon, oil and steel.
"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 Australia 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.