video-banner
none

TYRE PROCESSOR LETS AUSSIES BREATHE EASY

20-02-2018
by 
in 

Amidst a national recycling supply-chain shakeup, good news arrives: a solution has been found to Australia's end-of-life tyre disposal issues, meaning we might be subject to fewer tyre fires. 

Pearl Global has signed a lease on a site in Stapylton Queensland and received approval to establish a tyre processing plant from the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage, subject to planning approval from the Gold Coast City Council.

“We are the first company in Australia to be granted an environmental licence to operate a commercial tyre processing business of this type, and we have found a site that is ideally situated and ready for use,” said Pearl Global Executive Chairman Gary Foster, calling the move a win-win situation for both Pearl Global and Queensland.

“In granting us this licence the Queensland government has recognised the environmental benefits of our unique thermal desorption technology, which operates in a low emissions environment with no hazardous by-products.”

Stapylton is near a large source of end-of-life tyres and on a major highway route for transporting finished products.

“The site houses a large factory which easily accommodates our portable processing plant. We have already delivered the plant to the factory and we can commence commercial-scale operations as soon as we receive planning approval, for which we don’t anticipate any problems,” Foster said.

Pearl Global's tyre-processing technology claims to break down discarded tyres into reusable products – oil, steel, carbon "char" or powder, and compressed natural gas – without the toxic byproducts and gases that are commonplace in other breakdown and disposal technologies. 

The new technique is mainly competing with existing pyrolysis processing, which currently results in considerable waste emissions that must be filtered and mitigated.

Pearl Global's technology surpasses existing techniques by passing chopped-up tyres through a series of sections set at different temperatures (contrasting with existing single-temperature methods) in a precisely controlled process that separates each material component of the tyre. 

Their technology looks set to reduce the amount of tyres dumped in landfill, and all the environmental and safety hazards that come with it. 

Australians have suffered through fire outbreaks at tyre dumps, and seen toxic byproducts leech into their soil and groundwater. Currently, only about 16% of Australian tyres are properly recycled. 

 

Related news & editorials

  1. 21.02.2020
    21.02.2020
    by      In
    CHEP Australia has unveiled its “Plant of the Future” concept with the opening of its newly upgraded Derrimut Service Centre, one of four Australian service centres to be upgraded as part of a global plant automation strategy.
    Speaking at the opening, Phillip Austin, President, CHEP Asia Pacific,... Read More
  2. 21.02.2020
    21.02.2020
    by      In
    Reed Exhibitions Australia has officially launched its Advanced Manufacturing Expo, a Sydney based event that will alternate with the company’s National Manufacturing Week, which held biennially in Melbourne.
    Advanced Manufacturing Expo 2020 will comprise a conference and exhibition targeted at... Read More
  3. 20.02.2020
    20.02.2020
    by      In
    Australia’s top drag racer, Jim Read, has celebrated a new sponsorship deal from the Hydraulink by setting the fastest time ever at the Sydney Dragway during testing.
    The multiple championship winner’s top fuel racer, driven by son Phil Read, blasted down the quarter mile course in 3.802s in its... Read More
  4. 20.02.2020
    20.02.2020
    by      In
    Adelaide-based company Eyre to There Aviation is aiming to become Australia’s first manufacturer of electric aircraft after signing an agreement with Slovenian designer Pipistrel for its Alpha Electro model for the flight training market.
    Eyre to There Aviation MD Barrie Rogers says his company... Read More