Klean Industries working on $100M Used Tire Pyrolysis plant in Australia

Nov. 30, 2022
The plant will be integrated with Klean’s proprietary tire char upgrading technologies, enabling the transformation of low-value tire char into high-value carbon black replacements that reduce emissions
Canadian-based Klean Industries, a recovered resources firm, is working with remediaion and recycling provider City Circle Group to construct an integrated continuous tire pyrolysis plant in Melbourne, Australia.

The plant will recover carbon black and biofuel from waste tires. The plant will be integrated with Klean’s proprietary tire char upgrading technologies, enabling the transformation of low-value tire char into high-value carbon black replacements.

These carbon black replacements can be used in place of Virgin Carbon Black by 10% to 100%, depending on the application.

Pyrolysis is a non-combustion heat treatment that chemically decomposes waste material by applying direct or indirect heat to the waste material in an oxygen-free environment.

Klean claims that its CBk KleanCarbon uses 90% less water and emits more than 90% fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to virgin carbon black. The CBk KleanCarbon has unique physical properties and performance characteristics, offering significant cost advantages and improving the environmental and function performance.

CBk KleanCarbon ensures a reduction in carbon emissions of less than 450 kg of carbon emission per metric ton of recovered carbon black.

“It is with great excitement that we announce this project and partnership with Klean Industries. Through a long process, we are committed to realizing this facility that we see combines the world’s best practices with local knowledge to solve one of Victoria’s most troublesome waste streams. The concept of waste-to-commodity recycling is something that fits within our vision to become a truly circular economy business that provides real and positive outcomes to our communities.”, said Matt Skidmore City Circle Group CEO.

The project is expected to cost $100 million and take approximately 12 to 18 months to complete.