GDT grows capacity at its Warren plant 10 19,300 tons per annum
GDT to Expand Warren Plant Capacity
Australian tyre recycler Green Distillation Technologies is to expand the capacity of their plant at Warren in Western New South Wales with the installation of an additional processing module.
Effectively, this will double the existing production output capacity. It is proposed to install the balance of additional modules next year to reach the annual processing capacity of 19,300 tons of tyres that a fully developed facility with six operating modules would handle.
Work on the extension is already underway and is expected to be completed by April 2021.
The extension will be undertaken by outside contractors, as well as GDT staff. A minimum of eight additional contractors will be employed.
The Chief Operating Officer of Green Distillation Technologies Trevor Bayley said that the plant extension was an important milestone for the company and represents the culmination of a great deal of work by their entire team.
“Clearly, investment funds are vitally important and you have to spend money to make money and our aim is to get the Warren plant to full capacity so we can not only provide positive proof of our technology, but the economics of our process through the sale of the oil, carbon and steel we produce.
“Warren is the site of our original Research and Development work that started in 2009 and since then we have proven the concept, although we have moved to a new 21 hectare location which allows plenty of space for future expansion.
“The extent of the looming future world end-of-life disposal problem is not generally realised with a projected 2.7 billion expected to be generated in 2025,” Trevor Bayley said.