Kenyan Investor Setting-up Sh9.2m Pyrolysis Plant

Monarch Petrochemical Ltd in plans to develop a pyrolysis plant in Kilifi, Kenya. It says the plant will

yield tyre pyrolysis oil (TPO), carbon black powder, steel wire and gas.

“It is a great way of recycling waste tyres as it’s a challenge,” the firm says in an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report.

“TPO is used as liquid fuel in industrial burners. Carbon black powder is a valuable feed stock for the manufacture of tyres, rubber products, paints, pigments, ink, powder coating, toner, etc.

“The gas generated by tyre pyrolysis will be effectively used to fuel the process. The scrap steel generated will be sufficiently clean to be sold to scrap metal processors.”

The plant, which will cost Sh9.2 million, will be set up on a two-acre piece of land in Kokotoni in Kilifi County, 1.5 kilometres off the Mombasa – Nairobi highway. It will have capacity to process 10 tonnes of tyres every day.

Kenya has over 2.5 million vehicles, making it a rich ground for used car tyres.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Tyre & Rubber Recycling. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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