END OF LIFE TYRES
ARE POTENTIAL WASTE
- Chemical toxicity
- Water and soil pollution
- Fertile ground for mosquitoes and pests
- Increased landfills
- Potencial CO2 emissions
ELTs – WHAT CAN THEY END
UP BEING USED FOR?
45% ENERGY GENERATION
Usually incinerated in the kilns of cement plants for energy production. Burning tyres emits toxic and dangerous compounds, such as volatile organic compounds like benzene, metals, such as lead, and has High Co2 emissions.
45% ENERGY GENERATION
Usually burned in cement Kilns plant for energy
production Burning tires emit toxic and dangerous
compounds such as volatile organic compounds
like benzene, metals such as lead and High Co2
55% MATERIAL RECYCLING
Civil engineering uses, in which tyres are shredded, cut, or used whole. Ground rubber can be used for rubber-modified asphalt, recreational surfaces, including playgrounds, synthetic field turf and athletics track applications, flooring, and moulded, new rubber products.
ELTs that do not enter an end-use market typically follow one of two paths: Legal landfills, in jurisdictions that allow landfilling of ELTs “OR” illegal dumping into stockpiles or by the roadside.
BB&G-AWES’ Patented Thermal Extraction Technology has created a truly continuous, closed recycling loop, for converting end-of-life tyres (ELTs) into Diesel Fuel Oil AND Recovered carbon black (rCB), on a commercial scale.
BB&G-AWES Patented Thermal Extraction Technology has created a truly continuous closed recycling loop for converting end-of-life tires (ELTs) Into Diesel Fuel Oil AND Recovered carbon black (rCB) on a commercial scale.
VIRGIN CARBON BLACK (CB) VS
RECOVERED CARBON BLACK (rCB)
Each ton of rCB avoids 3 tons of CO2 emissions, compared to traditional carbon black (CB) production.
The result of our process aids in two major challenges. On the one hand, our ELT solution addresses the issue of disposing ELTs in an environmentally responsible manner.
The use of rCB in tyres allows the tyre industry to “close the loop” on ELTs, something that has never before been possible, and will bring invaluable possibilities for new generations of “green” tyres.
On the other hand, using rCB as a substitute results in a substantial reduction of the environmental footprint.
The BB&G process is an example of the principle of Circular Economy in action, receiving a single product (ELTs) and creating various commercial products.
FACTS AND CONCLUSIONS:
If we consider that a tree consumes 21 kg / year of CO2, then 600 thousand trees will
be needed to neutralize the CO2 produced by Virgin Carbon Black.