Green Distillation Technologies has announced its extra-large tyre recycling plant will open in Perth, Western Australia in June 2018.
The venture is a collaboration between the Tytec Group and Green Distillation Technologies. They have jointly established Perth based Tytec Recycling Pty Ltd to undertake economic green recycling of large tyres. Referred to as off the road tyres (OTR), they are classified as those with rim sizes ranging from 25 to 63 inches and are used on the large mining dump trucks.
GDT has developed Australian technology that will recycle end-of-life tyres into oil, carbon and steel using their destructive distillation process. Transport of tyres from mine sites around Australia to the recycling plant will be undertaken by Tytec Logistics which has over 75 per cent of the national OTR logistics market, as well as providing storage for the extra-large tyres.
The plant, which will completely recycle the whole tyres and not cut or crumb the rubber, will be located on the Tytec facility at in the Perth suburb of Welshpool. It will have a capacity of 5,000 tonnes of OTR tyres per year, which will amount to over 2 million litres of oil, approximately 2,000 tonnes of carbon and 1,000 tonnes of steel.
The actual cost of the plant is based on engineering estimates of $8.5 million and will be quantified once the final engineering and construction contracts have been determined. The OTR plant differs from a conventional passenger/truck tyre recycling plant as the chamber will be ten times larger and consequently the material cost will be significantly higher.