Tire recycler Genan uses Ndustrial Energy System to improve operations
Ndustrial’s automated energy management system is now being used by tire and scrap recycling company Genan. This technology has the ability to support industrial facilities with energy optimization and intensity. According to Ndustrial, the system has already resulted in a $1 million energy cost reduction for the mechanical tire recycler.
Management systems are a useful tool to increase efficiency in industrial operations since they can consume enormous amounts of energy, such as materials recovery facilities. According to Ndustrial, recycling businesses are also in a better position because they already prioritize sustainability in their daily operations.
At its Houston facility, Genan, which also operates in Europe, recycles more than 100,000 metric tons of tires annually. The company says it recycles where output can substitute virgin raw material.
Nearly 90% of tires are now kept out of landfills, and recycling four tires cuts carbon emissions by 323 pounds, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. Reusing materials requires less energy than processing new ones, hence recycling is generally regarded as being energy efficient.
Additionally, the tire industry as a whole has intensified its sustainability initiatives. For instance, Bridgestone is creating a platform for recycling, using a silicone sealant that is recyclable, and increasing its investment in guayule's natural rubber. Dandelions and soybean oil have both been used by Goodyear in the production of tires.
Ndustrial’s platforms help in energy management in a number of ways, including reducing peak loads at industrial and refrigeration facilities. The company also recently expanded the capabilities of its software to automate the reporting of Scope 3 emissions.
Source: Environmental Leader.