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TyreFlow Recycling Process

A full end-to-end solution for up-cycling of waste tires

March 2021
Gallery TyreFlow Recycling Process 1
Gallery TyreFlow Recycling Process 1
01.

Identification

TyreFlow's solution aims to create a full end-to-end process for scrap tires. Its model focuses on regional collection and recycling centres compared to the less environmentally-friendly alternative: shipping scrap tires abroad for disposal or processing. After the waste tire collection stage, the solution embodies two different process lines to upgrade waste tires: (1) the production of durable and sustainable thermoplastic compounds from the scrap tires and recycled plastics (NeoCrumbs), (2) the refinement of carbon black derived from the scrap tires to create a final product that can compete on quality with pure furnace black, creating true cradle-to-cradle recycling (RCB Nanotechnologies).

Label Date March 2021
From United States
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Network, Funding, Partners, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • Every ton of scrap tires processed is a ton that isn’t polluting the environment by being burned, landfilled, or illegally dumped
  • Each ton of scrap tires processed into our rubber/plastic compound also utilizes two tons of recycled plastic waste
  • The Solution involves the creation of regional collection channels and recycling centers to mitigate the negative environmental impact of shipping waste tires nationally and globally
  • The GHG footprint of a kilogram of NeoCrumb’s thermoplastic compound is estimated at 0.73 kgCO2e - 64% lower than that of virgin plastics and up to 80% lower compared to virgin rubbers
  • The GHG footprint of a kilogram of RCB Nanotechnologies’ product is estimated to be 0.32 kgCO2e, up to 89% lower than that of virgin furnace black, and 93% lower than that of thermal black
03.

The Financial benefits

  • RCB Nanotechnologies' RCB product will be a minimum of 10% less expensive than virgin carbon black
  • Neocrumb's rubber plastic alloys are between 10%-40% less expensive and last up to 500% longer than the materials they replace
04.

Activity Region

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North america

United States,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Tyreflow

Solving a global pollution issue using proprietary technologies to deliver waste-to-value solutions for waste tires.

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Headquarters Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, USA
06.

Networking Partner

Boundless Impact Research & Analytics

The Solar Impulse Foundation and Boundless collaborate to give those companies that Boundless already evaluated for their superior environmental performance an opportunity to apply for this label in an expedited fashion. Through that streamlined process, clean tech companies gain access to new international markets and increased visibility and easier access to the Solar Impulse Foundation’s community of investors, and global business partners.

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The information set out above, is solely for the purposes of information and the Solar Impulse Foundation does not provide any guarantee as to its authenticity, completeness or accuracy. This information does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to buy into, transact or to enter into any agreement with any of the parties or persons mentioned above. Potential investors or interested parties are solely responsible for their investment or business decisions and for performing any due diligence required by the circumstances.