More than 4 billion tires are already stockpiled worldwide and over 1.84 billion ELTs will be generated by 2020. As rising demand continues to increase these figures, the world needs an alternative to the costly and environmentally-detrimental traditional disposal methods.
The Carbon Black Emissions Problem
Traditional Carbon Black production, being essentially the partial burning of heavy feedstock oil, results in exorbitant emissions of carbon dioxide and other hazardous products.
We have developed the world’s first market-ready and environmentally sustainable process for converting end-of-life tires into recovered Carbon Black on a commercial scale. Each 20 oven Pyrolyx plant absorbs over 4,000,000 end-of-life tires and saves more than 32,000 tonnes of CO₂ emissions annually, the equivalent of more than 15 times the emission savings of Central Park in New York City.
rCB displays superior qualities to virgin Carbon Black: improved heat and abrasion resistance, decreased polycyclic aromatic carcinogens and longer life, depending on the application.
For every ton of rCB that is used as a substitute for traditional Carbon Black, CO₂ emissions are reduced by 2.5 tons. This means that a single Pyrolyx facility producing 13,000 tons of rCB annually will reduce CO₂ emissions by 32,500 tons as compared to traditional Carbon Black manufacturers.
Compared to traditional Carbon Black manufacturers, for whom the purchase of feedstock oil is a significant component of their cost of goods sold, Pyrolyx is paid for its only material input: end-of-life tires.