FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta/Canada — Titan International Inc.'s Titan Tire Reclamation Corp. (TTRC) subsidiary has begun operating a thermal-conversion recycling unit at its Fort McMurray location in the Canadian oil sands and disclosed plans to open similar facilities in Chile and Australia.
TTRC uses thermal reactors to transform scrapped mining tires into oil, steel and carbon black, providing a solution to one of the biggest environmental problems these mines face. Until now, recycling scrap industrial mining tires was not possible because of their size and density, Titan said.
TTRC's process — which breaks tires down into oil, carbon black and steel — originally was developed by a company called Green Carbon L.L.C. Titan has been working on the site since mid-2014.