The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a licence allowing the first green tyre-recycling plant to operate in the town of Warren.
GTD Wins Long Awaited Approval for Pyrolysis at its Warren Plant
The proponent, Green Distillation Technologies, has already partially constructed the plant in Warren, but the project was stalled for years by negotiations with the EPA.
“There’s been a lot of frustration and hard work, this is a really big step for us,” said chief operating officer Trevor Bayley.
“We have one-sixth of the plant operational and we can start production with the module that’s up and running.”
The approval will allow tyres to be turned into high-grade products through a process that we call destructive distillation.
A plant running at full capacity is expected to process 19,000 tonnes a year equating to 685,000 tyres.
The company has plans to launch seven plants around Australia, including the pilot plant in Warren. In April, the development application was approved for a second recycling plant in Toowoomba in southern Queensland. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a licence allowing the first green tyre-recycling plant to operate in the town of Warren.