STOCKHOLM—A joint project run by the Research Institute of Sweden (Rise), tire recycler Scandinavian Enviro Systems and waste management group Ragn-Sells is studying the possibility of producing pyrolysis oil from worn out tires.
The aim of the study is to evaluate three different approaches for upgrading pyrolysis oil from tires to make more high-quality fuel products, Enviro said in a June 5 statement.
As part of the project, the Scandinavian Enviro Systems' recycling plant in Asensbruk, Swenden, will recover discarded tires through the pyrolysis process, which obtains carbon black, pyrolysis oil, steel and gas.
"Our initial results are promising, and we hope and believe that the project will contribute to a sustainable tire recovery," Project Manager Linda Sandstrom said.
Rise also will help with the scientific process at its labs and pilot facilities in Pitea and Sodertalje, where the oil quality will be improved.