LONDON — British fuel distributor Greenergy International Ltd. is planning to venture into the generation of low-sulfur "drop-in" fuels made from waste tires using pyrolysis technology from a Danish surface sciences company.
Greenergy has secured a site east of London for a processing plant that will convert waste tires into " low-carbon, low-sulfur drop-in fuels that can be blended into diesel and gasoline," the London-based companyy said, using "HydroFlex" technology from Haldor Topsoe A/S.
The project's initial phase will focus on setting up capacity to produce up to 300 metric tons of shredded tires per day that will then be processed into fuels. The plant still requires planning approval. Greenergy hopes to commercialize the site in 2025.
The new location at the Thames Enterprise Park in Stanford-Le-Hope, England, also will have the option to include a second plant to make aviation fuel using the same technology from Topsoe.
The companies did not disclose the project's value or projected investment.