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Sustainability

Tire pyrolysis plant set for the UK

by Michael McCoy
July 11, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 27

 

The Norwegian tire-recycling start-up Wastefront has picked the UK as the site for its first plant. Formed in 2019, the firm says it recently received funding from the state-owned Innovation Norway. The plant is expected to cost up to $38 million and will use pyrolysis to break down tires into liquid hydrocarbon, carbon black, and heat. Wastefront says its process minimizes the environmental impact associated with tire pyrolysis.

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