Tires to oil (T2O) In short
Annually, more than 13 million tons of tires a are being scrapped worldwide of which 3.4 million tons are being scrapped in the EU alone. In many countries, including Denmark, up to 100% of scrap tires are collected. But in many countries, they are not. Used tires are known as problematic waste due to combustion that results in emission of toxic gases. In many countries scrap tires are simply being accumulated or piled up in nature and are being used for combustion (for example in cement kilns). The combustion creates pollution and only a fraction of the energy that was used in the manufacturing process of tires, is utilized. With the T2O technology waste tires becomes a raw material which can be converted into valuable commodities and sold at a profit. At the same time the T2O technology is a big win for the environment and the recycling way of thinking.
This is what we do
With the T2O technology T2O Egebjerg restores the original raw materials from used tires which is oil, steel, and carbon black. These raw materials can now be included in the production of new tires and other products. This is done through an environmentally friendly and fully automated process where the tires are converted into reusable raw materials through a thermal pyrolysis process. Tires will be shredded into smaller pieces before entering the T2O process and steel is extracted throughout the process. In the reactor the tires will be broken down and gasses will be cleaned and condensed to pyrolysis oil. The small amounts of incondensable gasses will be used for heating the system. Carbon black will exit the reactor as a powder which can be refined further. Steel pieces will be extracted from the carbon black powder and baled.
The raw materials are sold to the world market and the project achieves a positive return for investors. At the same time the T2O plant is a win for the environment and a recycling way of thinking.