ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (March 14)—After years of research and development, Titan Technologies Inc. is successfully activating the carbon it produces from its proprietary tire recycling process, according to Titan Technologies President Ronald L. Wilder. This means the company can now assure prospective licensees of "a definitive market" for the 50,000 pounds of carbon each of its plants can produce daily, he said. Wastewater treatment facilities use activated carbon, as do coal-fired power plants which use the substance to remove mercury from flue gases. Titan describes its technology as a "proprietary catalytic process that transforms pyrolysis...into a low-temperature, low-cost, energy-efficient technology." The company has licensed three plants now operating in South Korea and Taiwan, Wilder said, with four more in the works for the U.S. and Europe.