Industry urged to apply for tyre research funding

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Ten months after the successful first round, Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) is accepting applications for Round 2 of the Tyre Stewardship Research Fund.

This unique program is designed to facilitate investment and support to develop Australia’s tyre recycling industry and markets for recycled tyre products. Round 1 saw the release of more than $1.2 million to nine projects from road and rail infrastructure to explosives manufacturing.

TSA Market Development Manager Liam O’Keefe said the TSA had a very positive response to Round 1 of the Fund. It received a large number of applications from across Australia from tyre recyclers, universities and recycled tyre end-users.

“Round 1 provided TSA with a great opportunity to engage broadly with the market and get a greater understanding of the breadth of industries and associated applications that consume Australian recycled tyre product,” he said. “The successful Round 1 applications provide a strong mix of industry oriented ‘ready to go’ projects as well as future focused research projects.”

Under Round 2, applicants are encouraged to apply for grants between $50,000 and $200,000 to support their projects exploring markets or uses for recovered tyre product.

“With the second round, TSA wants to continue to build upon this strong foundation with an increased focus on more industry based projects that are delivering end uses now and in the immediate future to fast track the achievement of targets defined within the Tyre Stewardship Scheme,” added Liam.

Those interested in discussing the potential for a project or clarifying any information in the application guidelines are encouraged to contact Mr O’Keefe direct.

For more information including funding guidelines and applications forms for both the Project and Scholarship streams of the fund, please visit the linked Funding page on the TSA website. Applications for Round 2 funding must be submitted by 5pm on 15 September.

Details on projects previously awarded TSA research funding are on the TSA website.

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