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Klean Industries engages with Pyrolysis Hellas SA to design rCB plant in Greece

Klean Industries engages with Pyrolysis Hellas SA to design rCB plant in Greece

Pyrolysis

January 27, 2021

The parties plan to complete the DFS by the end of June 2021 and anticipate the project being financed before the end of 2021, with construction taking place in 2022 and operations starting in 2023. It’s envisioned that with Klean’s intellectual property and know-how for the processing of scrap tires and its ability to apply its proven portfolio of IP on a global basis, starting with an operating tire recycling facility in Greece will shorten the project development cycle. This project is expected to transform end-of-life tires into high quality, valuable raw materials primarily a high grade recovered carbon black (“rCB”) and recovered fuel oil or what is known as pyrolysis oil akin to an MDO oil. This plant will be fully integrated with Klean’s proprietary tire char upgrading system that enables the economic conversion of low-value tire char into high-value carbon black replacements which can replace virgin Carbon Black by volumes of 10% up to 100% depending on the specific application. Klean estimates that the carbon emission offsets from the Pyrolysis Hellas facility will be in excess of 100,000 metric tons annually.

Klean Industries blockchain solution nominated for award in the tire recycling sector

Klean Industries blockchain solution nominated for award in the tire recycling sector

Pyrolysis

January 27, 2021

Klean Industries Inc., a cleantech company specialized in the conversion of waste into energy and recovered resources, announced in mid-January 2021 that they have been nominated for an award in the Business Innovation category of the first edition of The Recircle Awards. As a technology pioneer, Klean say they recognize the challenges of creating, financing and successfully deploying innovative technologies that reduce the consumption of virgin resources and recovery of valuable materials and energy from end-of-life tires. As one of the pioneers in the advanced thermal treatment of scrap tires, waste plastic and municipal solid waste, Klean continues to advance its technology offering for its customers and new clients alike with the rollout of the KleanLoop™ Blockchain DApp and its Distributed Ledger Technology (“DLT”).

Swedish pyrolysis technology supplier receives engineering order from Michelin

Swedish pyrolysis technology supplier receives engineering order from Michelin

Pyrolysis

January 27, 2021

Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) – a Swedish tire pyrolysis equipment supplier and operator – reports it has received an order from Michelin for engineering services and technical documentation at a value of approximately SEK 4 million (EUR 400,000). According to the company, the order includes engineering services as well as documentation for Enviro’s patented technology for material recovery of end-of-life-tires and form a basis for the negotiations about a strategic partnership, which the parties have been engaged in since April 2020.

CCO of Boston Materials speaks about pyrolysis at Tyre Recycling Podcast

CCO of Boston Materials speaks about pyrolysis at Tyre Recycling Podcast

Interviews

January 25, 2021

On January 22, 2021, Tyre & Rubber Recycling brought out Episode 19 of its Podcast, where Ewan Scott interviewed Kadar Murthy from Boston Materials. In the interview, Kadar Murthy, the CCO of Boston Materials gives his thoughts on the state of the tyre pyrolysis sector and the key challenges players face making it a success.

Tyrata launches data portal for real-time monitoring of tire tread wear in vehicle fleets

Tyrata launches data portal for real-time monitoring of tire tread wear in vehicle fleets

Innovations

January 25, 2021

New tire data management system delivers automated tire tread depth monitoring within hours of deployment with no hardware cost and no impact to fleet operations. Early January 2021, Tyrata, Inc., an American tire sensor and data management company, announced Tyrata.io, a cloud-based, comprehensive data portal for its IntelliTread™ tire tread monitoring products. Tyrata.io is an easy-to-use, interactive portal that works in combination with Tyrata's Drive-Over System (DOS) to provide direct tire measurement and real-time tread wear analysis for large vehicle fleets. The system fully automates tread depth measurements and analytics needed for efficient tire-management and safe vehicle operation. The solution has no hardware cost and is deployed within hours with no impact to current fleet operations.

Kal Tire helps OTR and mining tire industry become ‘greener’, nominated for Recircle Awards

Kal Tire helps OTR and mining tire industry become ‘greener’, nominated for Recircle Awards

OTR Tires

January 22, 2021

Kal Tire – international OTR and mining tire manufacturer was recently nominated for the Recircle Awards in the category “Best Retreading Industry Innovation” for its Carbon Calculator / Maple Program launched in 2020. Kal Tire’s Carbon Calculator quantifies environmental savings when retreading OTR and mining tires that reached their end-of-life stage. The Maple Program uses data from Kal Tire’s new carbon calculator to award customers with one to five stars according to the percentage of their fleet running retreads rather than new tires. The program is first launching in Chile and the UK, with plans to roll out in other regions Kal Tire operates.

India discontinues anti-dumping duty on carbon black imports from China and Russia

India discontinues anti-dumping duty on carbon black imports from China and Russia

Carbon Black

January 20, 2021

According to the officials, the move is expected to bring down the cost of imports of carbon black for tire makers, small and medium-sized rubber goods manufacturers, while reducing the protection levels for domestic makers of carbon black such as Philips Carbon, Birla Carbon and Himadri Speciality, The Hindu Business Line reports. Yet, it remains unclear if consumers will benefit as much as they would depend on the rubber good producers passing it on to the customers, they added.

New rubberized asphalt roads from recycled tires to appear in California thanks to CalRecycle grants

New rubberized asphalt roads from recycled tires to appear in California thanks to CalRecycle grants

Rubberized Apshalt

January 18, 2021

the $2.5 million project is to essentially rebuild streets within the triangle created by Louise Avenue on the south, Highway 99 on the east and the commercial property facing North Main Street will include recycled crushed tires in the asphalt mix. A $350,000 CalRecycle grant is what made the rubberized asphalt project possible. The project to repave Springtime Estates along with Mayors Park in the triangle bounded by Louise Avenue on the north, Union Road on the east and the railroad tracks on the west is before the City Council when they convene Tuesday at 7 p.m. during a Zoom meeting. The council meeting can be viewed via livestreaming on the city’s website or on Comcast Channel 97.