China claims tyre pyrolysis breakthrough

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…

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