Ecolomondo Breaks Ground

Ecolomondo

Ecolomondo Corporation hosted its groundbreaking ceremony on August 21, 2019 to launch the beginning of the construction of its new, latest generation TDP turnkey plant that will be located on Tessier street in Hawkesbury, Ontario.

Ecolomondo Breaks Ground in Hawkesbury

The ceremony was held on August 21, 2019, in the presence of numerous dignitaries and community representatives. The president and CEO of Ecolomondo, Eliot Sorella, along with the Mayor of the Town of Hawkesbury, Mrs. Paula Assaly, the federal Member of Parliament, Mr. Francis Drouin, the president of Maylan Group, Mr. Daniel Landry, and the Director of the project financing group (Export Development Canada), Mr. Jean-Philippe Nolet, performed a symbolic dig to officially launch the beginning of construction.

"Once commissioned, this TDP turnkey facility will set the stage for Ecolomondo's global expansion. This facility will be an industry first, where it will not only process the tyre waste but will also process end-products to improve their quality, marketability, consistency and value", said Eliot Sorella, president & CEO of Ecolomondo. He further added "Ecolomondo, a waste-to-resources company, along with its TDP technology, will help bridge the way to maintaining a sustainable economy."

The Hawkesbury TDP turnkey facility will be a first of its kind and be used as a technological showpiece to promote TDP turnkey facilities internationally. Once built, this state-of-the-art facility will be housed in a 46,200 sq.ft building on approximately 12 acres of land and consist of four processing departments (shredding and rubber preparation, thermal, carbon black processing, oil distillation) and, when fully operational, this facility is expected to process a minimum of 18,000 tons of tyre waste per year and produce approximately 5,300 tons of recovered carbon black, 47,600 barrels of oil, 2,000 tons of steel, 1,800 tons of fibre and 1,600 tons of process gas.

As earlier reported, the company recently completed its project financing loan of $32.1 million with Export Development Canada ("EDC"), which is expected to close before the end of the third quarter. The Company believes that EDC will be a key player in the company's global growth and the proliferation of TDP turnkey plants. EDC is a financial Crown corporation dedicated to helping Canadian companies of all sizes succeed on the world stage.

 

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

 

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