Montreal, Quebec – Canadian cleantech company Ecolomondo Corp. is setting up a tire-recycling plant in the town of Hawkesbury, Ontario, to showcase its thermal decomposition process (TDP) technology.
The company announced 11 July that it had acquired a land for the project with site work set to begin immediately. Construction work will start in autumn 2018 and completion scheduled for second or third quarters of 2019.
The new TDP facility is expected to be built on approximately 13.4 acres of land and to be housed in a building of approximately 50,000 square feet.
With the capacity to process approximately 13,000 tonnes of end-of-life tires per year, the facility will recover 5,000 tonnes of carbon black, 6,5 million litres of oil, 1,200 tonnes of process gas and over 1,600 tonnes of steel per year.
Ecolomondo intends to use the facility as a showpiece to bring visibility to its technology.
Ultragen, a leading engineering company, has been awarded the engineering, procurement, construction, management (EPCM) service agreement for the project.
Ecolomondo’s TDP process converts hydrocarbon waste, including tire, rubber and plastics, into marketable commodity end-products, namely carbon black substitute, oil, gas and steel.