Today, more than 50% of global scrap tires are diverted as TDF (Tire-Derived Fuel) for energy recovery by incineration. As illustrated by the Recycle Pyramid above, energy recovery is the lowest form of recycling.
Because our TDP product can be reused for its originally intended purpose, it represents the highest form of recycling. Our devulcanization technology enables scrap tire management agencies to implement “Best Practice” policies in managing this enormous “renewable” resource.
While people may argue that scrap tires as TDF are a cheap source of fuel, there is no argument that the same scrap tires used as TDP will bring many more environmental and economic benefits. The Tyromer devulcanization technology will enable tire and rubber goods manufacturers to reduce their carbon footprints as well. For sustainability, we must all Tread Lightly™.