A new Australian start-up, Green Distillation Technologies has ambitious plans to reduce the vast number of waste tyres that are accumulating at an alarming rate around the globe.
The company can produce 3.000 litres of bio-oil form one large mining truck tyre and according to GDT Director Trevor Bayley will be striving to increase production to over 8 million litres per year by the middle of 2017.
Old tires are fast becoming a huge environmental challenge and a source of waste that will have a major impact on the environment if companies like Green Distillation Technologies can’t come up with an answer.
In the USA alone the volume of end of life tires being piled up on a monthly basis has led many states to pass scrap tire regulations requiring proper management. The number of vehicles around the world is rapidly rising particularly in developing countries and disposing of end-of-life tyres is a huge problem
It’s likely that there are between 2 to 3 billion tyres being scrapped and stored in the US right now, and there are similar statistics in countries around the globe. It’s bordering on an environmental disaster.
If GDT’s Trevor Bailey is correct, then his companies vision to reduce these massive stockpiles around the world (which are growing at a rate of over a billion tyres a year), and turn them into a source of bio-fuel, may well turn out to be an environmental miracle.
A green start-up technology company has surprised scientists by producing a biofuel from old rubber tyres that can run turbo-charged diesel engines while reducing emissions by 30 per cent.
Director Trevor Bayley said the company used a technique known as destructive distillation to convert wasted, old rubber into renewable energy. read more at abc.net.au