Plants at work

Around the globe entrepreneurs work with projects involving pyrolysis processes. Some also work with T2O technology. The main challenges for existing projects are to reach a high quality of the end products, to avoid unnecessary tearing of the equipment, to secure a safe working environment and to reach enough capacity to reach the financial goals.

We have been working with T2O projects during the last 7-8 years and have gained an in-depth knowledge of the technology and the challenges to face. The T2O technology is developing all the time and it will be the future method to process tires and other rubber waste in an environmental and financial sound way.

Alcazar, Spain

In November 2014 we inaugurated a T2O plant in Alcazar, Spain. It was a greenfield project based on the newest developments of the T2O technology. The T2O plant has the capacity of 15 tons per day and is fed with tire chips and other rubber waste. The process unit is a 9-meter reactor which allows for an extended pyrolysis section, which again improves the quality of the carbon black. It is a continuous and closed process which is only interrupted during scheduled maintenance.

At the Alcazar T2O plant we have been testing different raw material in order to identify the optimal sizes of the tire chips. We have been testing the output products at independent laboratories and results have been excellent. The output has been 45% fuel and 43% carbon black, both of high quality. We still work at the plant to optimize throughput and output both in terms of volume and quality. From the plant we deliver fuel, carbon black and metal to local buyers and distributors.

The Alcazar plant will be added two more reactors during 2016 and 2017. We will apply our experiences from running the first reactor to implement technical changes that would result in even better output results.

T2O Egebjerg

The T2O plant in Egebjerg, Denmark, is scheduled to start operation in September 2018. When in full operation by the beginning of January 2019 the plant will have 3 production lines and an installed capacity of 45 tons per day.

The plant is designed, engineered and built by members of the T2O cluster. The layout and design of the processing lines and the reactors have been improved on several parameters in order to achieve a better processing of the raw material and hence a better quality of the end product. At the same time the design will ensure that each reactor can process 15 tons per day in a closed and continuous flow. The process is intensively monitored through a multitude of sensors, meters and weights and all data is collected and processed.

The 15,000 sqm facility in Egebjerg will host a number of other related activities. One important activity will be an innovative project to use the incondensable gas (about 5%) to supply a small district-heating project in the local area. The project will deliver heating for about 250 households (around 400 inhabitants) in the nearby village of Egebjerg.

Another important activity will be to establish a Centre for pyrolysis technology. The Centre will train and educate students who want to specialize in pyrolysis and its applications. The T2O plant will provide an excellent training ground for students who also are looking at an international career.