ERJ staff report (DS)
Beijing - A Chinese company claims a breakthrough on tyre pyrolysis. Shanghai Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd. claims to have commercialised the process which has proved notoriously difficult to perfect in other countries.
A Chinese-language report on the CRIA website says the process operates at low-temperature (less than about 420 ?) and uses a new catalyst to ahieve de-polymerisation. It is a continuous process and uses off-gases produced during the process to fuel the heating cycle. The process generates renewable fuel oil and industrial carbon black which can be used as a partial substitute for vergin carbon black.
The company is expecting to build plants capable of disposing of millions of tonnes of tyres annually.
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News story from CRIA (Chinese language)
Above story auto-translated (from Chinese language)