A typical domestic passenger tire in the USA weighs approximately 22 pounds. The raw materials of a tire are completely recovered through the Greentech tire process.
Greentech Thermal Decomposition Process Summary
The process technology disposes of waste rubber, waste tires, plastics, wood waste, agricultural waste and biomass within a vacuum oxygen-free, externally heated reaction vessel (non-combustion) in a temperature and pressure-controlled environment.
US Scrap Tire Facts
|1||Number of scrap tires generated annually:||300MM|
|2||Number of scrap tires in stockpiles:||240MM|
|3||Number of scrap tire processing facilities:||498|
|4||Number of scrap tires used as tire-derived fuel:||125MM|
|5||Percentage of scrap tires from passenger cars:||84%|
|6||Percentage of scrap tires from light and heavy trucks:||15%|
|7||Percentage of heavy equipment, aircraft and off-road tires:||1%|
Tire Recycling Project Business Model
Note: Provides the tire collection company with a long term solution for tire disposal. Tire collection companies that shred tires for sale into the tire derived fuel (“TDF”) market will find fewer buyers in the future with tightening EPA air quality regulations.
GREENTECH-TECHNOLOGY LICENSED BY GREENTECH THERMAL MSW SYSTEMS
Have you ever thought about what happens to your waste after you threw it away?
The majority of your waste ends up in landfills that expand day by day, devouring cultivated land and coming closer to our homes. Even more alarming is the fact that landfills pose a major threat to our health and environment. Containing large amounts of harmful and toxic impurities, landfills poison the soil and ground water and are themselves a dangerous source of infection. Birds, insects and other animals living in the surrounding environment deliver these infections to us. Moreover, noxious landfill gasses contain methane and contribute to the greenhouse effect.
The incineration plants used in several regions around the world can seriously affect the environment and human health due to high contamination from toxic and even life-threatening impurities in the gases they give off. It has been proven that fly ash, dioxins and heavy metals contained in incineration fumes cause cancer and respiratory diseases and attack the human hormonal axis. The toxic slag created in the process makes over 30% of the initial waste mass and requires special hazardous waste landfills for disposal.
The Waste Conversion Pyrolysis technology developed by TECHNOLOGY LICENSED BY GREENTECH allows for an efficient, safe and clean solution to these problems by providing an alternative to traditional waste disposal methods.
In this way, we can avoid both the conversion of green fields into landfills and waste into toxic fly ash or incinerator-slag.
By alleviating a fraction of waste, our Waste Conversion Pyrolysis technology can generate and sustain a clean and renewable energy source, processing up to 100% of the waste and leaving no harmful impurities in gaseous or solid by-products. Savings are to:
1) electricity production which offsets electricity produced by the utility sector;
2) biofuels production which offsets fuel production from fossil fuel sources; and
The technology actually helps make our air cleaner by offsetting higher emissions from other sources, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Waste Conversion Pyrolysis plants can be safely located close to urban areas, thus avoiding construction of multiple transfer stations, unnecessary energy consumption and fuel exhaust from transporting waste to distant landfills.
Approx. 300 tons of raw municipal waste per day (depending on the morphology and physical characteristics, of course) can be converted into 6+ MW*h of electric energy by each processing line, leaving only 2-10% of solid residue which has further valuable use. Metals and glass are recovered in the process providing for an additional source of income. Since it significantly reduces the emission of greenhouse gases, a waste to energy project implementing one Waste Conversion Pyrolysis processing line generates approx. 330,000 carbon credits under the terms and conditions of the Paris Agreement of Climate Change Conference, signed by 174 Countries under control of UN in New York (22 April 2016) Converting waste to energy is an important and very useful technology that applies a practical solution to a very crucial problem.
The Waste Conversion Pyrolysis technology implements a high-temperature continuous feed pyrolysis process and transforms mixed municipal waste that comes unsorted to the landfills into 90-98% of combustible syngas and 2-10% of solid carbon char which has further use.
In order to meet the needs of today’s polluted environment, our Waste Conversion Pyrolysis units are constructed with a flexible production capacity (with average waste moisture content 60%), assuming 40 TPD (15%) of recyclable materials are filtered out at the pre-processing line for further sale and that 300tpd waste with average moisture content 60% per day are converted into energy. The electric energy output is 6+ MW (depending on the feedstock). This is just another strategy we here at Greentech Renewable Energy will use to help clean up our world to promote a better place to live and raise families!