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Recycling used tires using pyrolysis increases circularity and saves CO2.

In a comparative life cycle assessment (LCA), Fraunhofer UMSICHT examined the recycling of used tires for the company Pyrum Innovations. With their special pyrolysis process, they achieve significantCO2 savings  compared to thermal disposal methods and recover carbon black, an essential component of tires. With 1.5 billion used tires per year worldwide, the recycling of used tires is currently a major challenge. Apart from the recovery of metals, no materials are currently reused for tire production, which means that used tire recycling is an end-of-life treatment. However, a new technology offers new potential for a circular economy, as pyrolysis can also be used to recover other products such as carbon black substitute and pyrolysis oil, which is reprocessed into chemicals by BASF. In a life cycle assessment (LCA), Fraunhofer UMSICHT examined the environmental impact of this innovative pyrolysis technology (1) from the company Pyrum Innovations and compared it with conventional disposal methods for used tires in Germany, such as incineration in power plants (2), cement plants (3) or material recycling (4), for example to produce filling material for use in artificial turf. https://www.tyreandrubberrecycling.com/articles/news/fraunhofer-institute-confirms-co2-savings-of-pyrum-process/

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  • CHRIS NGATIA

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    Recycling saves impressive amounts of energy, which ultimately reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

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    • Gorffly mokua

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      This innovative approach demonstrates a sustainable solution, contributing to a more environmentally friendly tire disposal process.

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      • George Kariuki

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        This is a promising breakthrough in the sustainable recycling of used tires.

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        • Princess

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          Yes, recycling used tires through pyrolysis is indeed an idea that contributes to circularity and carbon emissions reduction

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          • johnte ndeto

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            @princess_nel_268 this is really a great idea worth considering

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            • mercy nduta

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              @princess_nel_268 Sure,it's a great way to eliminate waste and manage raw materials' scarcity through the continual use of resources.

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            • Grace Njeri

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              Recycling car tires reduces their negative environmental impact during all their life cycle stages.

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