A Green Way Forward: Recycling Scrap Tires & Reducing GHG Emissions

Vancouver, Canada - The complete tire recycling and reuse solution - The Klean Industries tire reduction facilities completely reduce the scrap tires using a patented thermal depolymerization technology which allows the recovery of the valuable refined components of carbon black, steel and hydrocarbons. The hydrocarbons can be used to generate excess power available for sale. 

The systems are extremely flexible and facilities are designed in continuous and batch processing configurations. In the continuous design, there are approximately 12 sizes ranging from 3tpd to 500tpd, and in the batch design, there are approximately 15 sizes ranging from 4tpd to 60tpd.

As an example the KI-50tpd system processes approximately 6000 tires daily, reclaiming approximately 22 tonnes of carbon black, 5 tonnes of steel, and up to 31 tonnes of hydrocarbons with a possible gross power production capacity of 6 MW. Compared with the incineration of scrap tires, the typical KI-50tpd tire facility drastically reduces carbon dioxide and sulfur through carbon sequestering and sulfur removal. In addition, virgin carbon black production is achieved through incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons resulting in massive air emissions, as for every ton of virgin carbon black produced 10 tonnes of CO2 is produced. Replacing virgin carbon black with recycled carbon black reduces these emissions and generates CO2e or Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs). Recent 3rd party engineer reports on the Klean Industries systems have calculated an offset of approximately 50,000 tonnes of CO2 produced each year for a single KI-50tpd system.

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) will become the most significant environmental legislation yet to affect Europe’s economy. Under the scheme, more than 12,000 installations across 25 countries are required to hold enough emissions allowances to meet their annual output of carbon dioxide, with a gradual reduction of these allowances over time. Financial Analysts have forecast the prices of EU Allowances at between €5 and €50 per ton of CO2 during the first 2 phases of the introduction of the protocol. Currently, these EUA’s are trading at approximately €25.00 per ton. According to EU-based Consultancy firms, for each ton of waste that is substituted for fossil fuels, EUAs can be worth anywhere between €5 and €80. 


Klean Industries Inc. 
Suite 2500 - 700 W. Georgia St,
Vancouver, BC, 
Canada, V7Y1B3

(T) +1.604.637.9609
(T) +1.866.302.5928
(F) +1.604.637.9609
(E) sales(@)kleanindustries.com

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