Spanish Greenval Technologies – a Spanish company offering end-of-life tire (ELT) solutions – is to build a tire recycling facility in partnership with Spanish tire specialist Grupo Soledad.

According to Grupo Soledad’s president, Salvador Pérez, the plant is contemplating a 20 million euro investment. Pyrolysis is the foundation of the transformation process. It generates six times less CO2 than any other combustion process, making it one of the cleanest energy sources for turning end-of-life tires into high-value petrochemicals and alternative fuels.

Greenval Technologies already has a pyrolysis plant based in Zaragoza. The new facility will generate more than 100 jobs during its construction and start-up, and 30 more permanent employees at the plant. The construction will start in early 2023, and as promised, the plant will be entirely sustainable, waste-free, self-sufficient, and will not generate noise or emissions.

The new tire pyrolysis plant will be build in collaboration with the CSIC and based on 100% Spanish technology.

The head of Greenval, Gonzalo García, who is responsible for the plant’s development, explained that “this technology is based on the pyrolysis of tire chips in a thermochemical transformation, applying heat between 550 and 700 degrees, that makes that the tire volatile and transforms it into three products: a gas that will feed the plant itself, a pyrolytic oil that can be used as ship fuel or its transformation into plastic. The third product we generate is recovered carbon black, whose use is destined for tires themselves.”

To find out more about the topic, please proceed to Greenval’s website.