OSLO, Norway — Startup tire recycling company Wastefront A/S has struck a deal with Devaltec L.L.C., a Houston-based energy projects developer, to help it with project development over the coming five years.
Oslo-based Wastefront uses what it calls a proprietary form of pyrolysis to break down waste tires into a combustible gas, liquid hydrocarbons, carbon black, water and heat.
It has one project under way — a 72,000 metric ton/year facility in Sunderland, England — that's scheduled for completion in 2022 and which will serve as the basis for additional plants.
The full-scale plant, to be built on a site in the Port of Sunderland, will have a daily capacity to process 180 tons of scrap tire waste a day, which should yield 60 tons of carbon black, Wastefront said.
Devaltec, which develops new and sustainable energy projects, is contracted to deliver production from multiple plants of at minimum 1,000 tons/day, including the Sunderland plant, Wastefront said.