WORKSOP, England—United Kingdom logistics and warehousing specialist Carlton Forest Group is building a new tire pyrolysis plant in Worksop, as part of its sustainability drive.
The group broke ground on the site in July and has invested nearly $7 million in research and development in this area since 2018, it told European Rubber Journal in a written statement July 9.
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 of end-of-life tire crumb.
The group did not specify how many reactors the facility will include.
The oil produced by the facility can be directly blended with marine oil (maximum 1.2 percent sulfur), and the char provides a green alternative to coal/coke, the group said.
"Equipment has already begun arriving on site, with the final pieces arriving and being commissioned in preparation for the ribbon-cutting in October," the company statement said.
The new tire recycling plan—the only one in the U.K. of its kind, the company said—is part of Carlton Forest's renewables division, which will be led by new Managing Director Scott Robson.
Prior to the new role, Robson served as the group's finance director and is experienced in finance and management.
"I am thrilled to be getting more hands on with one of the most exciting projects our group has ever had—developing our first commercial-scale pyrolysis plant," he said in a statement.
This is a crucial step in the group's strategy to supply green oil from end-of-life tires to the U.K. market, he added.