The Leading Journal for the Tyre Recycling Sector

The Leading Journal for the Tyre Recycling Sector

GDT Sees Green Light

Long in development, GDT (Green Distillation Technologies) has finalised funding for its Warren plant and shortly expects to be recycling 160 tons of ELT per week

Green Distillation Technologies (GDT) will soon be recycling 160 tonnes (5,000 mixed tyres up to super single size) of end-of-tyres at its Warren facility every week, thanks to new backing that will boost its production capacity.

Two new production units will be built in the coming months, adding to GDT’s original module, which has validated GDT’s proprietary recycling process.

The new modules will guarantee capacity to receive regular ELT tyre deliveries from suppliers, such as transport operators. It will also shore up production of off-take products for GDT’s steel, oil and carbon customers.

GDT Chairman John Fletcher said the plant would soon be running 24/7 to provide a viable, sustainable solution to Australia’s end-of-life tyre crisis. “The engineering team and shareholders are excited that years of testing and pilot production has enabled a sustainable reality that will soon see piles of tyres disappearing,” he said. “With three modules operating, we will create critical production volumes to sustain end-of-life tyre intake for those looking for certainty.

Fletcher said a recent capital injection would also support a further 3 modules at the Warren plant and underpin construction of a second plant.”

GDT has already received development approval for a tyre recycling facility at Toowoomba in Queensland. GDT will announce in coming months schedules for new tyre disposal deliveries to Warren.