First OTR tyre recycling plant opened in Latin America

President of mining company Cerrejon Roberto Junguito (C-L) and Colombian Vice President German Vargas Lleras (C-R) during the inauguration of the first big Latin American plant of recycling of tires in Albania, La Guajira, Colombia. The plant will export its production to Latin America and Asia.

President of mining company Cerrejon Roberto Junguito (C-L) and Colombian Vice President German Vargas Lleras (C-R) during the inauguration of the first big Latin American plant of recycling of tires in Albania, La Guajira, Colombia. The plant will export its production to Latin America and Asia.

Latin America’s first OTR tire recycling plant has been installed in Albania, La Guajira, Colombia by the mining company Carbones del Cerrejon Ltd. By taking tires from Cerrejon’s huge open-pit coal mine, the plant has the capacity to process 2,360 tires from mining equipment per year and aims at exporting part of its production to Asia and to other countries in the region. Reportedly business contacts have already been made for exporting crumb rubber to Brazil, Chile and South Korea.

Estimated annual production of the new plant will amount to approx. 2,300 tons of steel, as well as 5,000 tons of crumb rubber, which can subsequently be used for the new fourth-generation highway network that is being built in Colombia, said vice president German Vargas Lleras during the installation.

Carbones del Cerrejon CEO Roberto Junguito Pombo is cited as saying the process of recycling large rubber tires is “fully mechanical and non-polluting.” He has reportedly invested around $4.5 million in construction of the plant, with Bancolombia providing the financing and Indutrade Recycling carrying out the construction.

Article source: Tyre Press

 

 

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