The last decade was a game-changer in terms of technological advancements for dealing with hard to recycle material and with circular economies and sustainability high on the agenda of businesses across the globe. The start of a new decade is the perfect time to review procedures and business practice, Carlton Forest reports.

To facilitate independent power generation for business, Carlton Forest Group invested in not only the technology of a pyrolysis process but the entire South African company – IRR Manufacturing, such was its belief that it had the potential to revolutionise power generation through a cyclical process.

Currently, IRR Manufacturing is based in the city of Tshwane, Guateng, South Africa. After eight years of successful operation in South Africa, the IRR’s pilot plant was shipped to the United Kingdom and is now running in Worksop, where interested clients can see it operating. The company is now on an expansion path and expects to ship one plant to Malaysia and build two more plants in the UK till 2021. According to the company, the South African branch will be responsible for manufacturing, assembly and installation of the pyrolysis equipment.

Rory Hughes from Carlton Forest Group says the news that Carlton Forest’s pyrolysis oil has been approved by a third party engine manufacturer adds great credibility to the massive impact such systems can have.

“The quality of the filtration system on our pyrolysis plant technology is such that oil created is of significant quality to support engine manufacturers as they also aim to implement new sustainability goals.”

IRR says that its system allows the processing of end of life tire materials from which energy and bi-products can be generated and can be adapted for other materials.

“This is great news for the future of the industry emphasising the truly circular nature of this technology and the impact it can have across a variety of industries,” said Rory. “The very fact that our oil meets the stringent standards required by engine manufacturers is an incredible development for us and unlocks the potential for more businesses to be able to enjoy the benefits of producing power from waste tyres with ease.”

Pyrolysis plant and crew of IRR | Photo by Carlton Forest

Carlton Forest Group believes that this technology will revolutionise the way in which end of life tyres are dealt with and it is proud to demonstrate this, from its own plant technology, highlighting how this can be done responsibly both for the environment, energy generation and waste disposal.

To find out more information about the company’s technology, visit the website of Carlton Forest Group or get in touch directly with Graham White, group commercial manager at Carlton Forest.

Press release by Carlton Forest.