WORKSOP, England—United Kingdom logistics and warehousing specialist Carlton Forest Group is set to launch the country's first waste tire pyrolysis plant in Worksop, in the east Midlands of England, in the fourth quarter of the year, according to the Tyre Recovery Association.
The plant will recover more than 1.8 million tires from the 57 million annual end-of-life tires in the U.K., said Scott Robson, managing director of Carlton Forest Renewables, which has joined TRA ahead of the full launch.
"This is just the first of a number of plants that will be designed, manufactured and operated by us across the U.K.," he said in an Aug. 23 statement.
The group broke ground on the site in July and has invested nearly $7 million in research and development in this area since 2018.
Under the group's patented design, the plant will have a modular layout with each reactor module recovering 1 million gallons of oil and 25,000 metric tons of carbon char from 75,000 tons from end-of-life tire crumb.
The group has a five-year vision to generate 25 million gallons of renewable oil per year by 2026.
The strategy will be delivered by installing modular plants across the U.K., close to the source of the scrap tires, to reduce wasted transport miles and provide further CO2 benefits.
"Carlton Forest Renewables is a business that is at the forefront of finding new ways to utilize used tires," said TRA Secretary General Peter Taylor. "We ... know that (the group's investments) will make a tangible difference both in the short and long term to our industry."