UK Funding for 2G Biopower Enviro Study


UK company 2G BioPOWER, in partnership with Optimus Services Ltd (OSL), has secured £200k from Innovate UK towards a feasibility study into the large-scale deployment of Enviro’s tyre recovery technology for end-of-life tyres in the UK. The objectives include investigating the potential uses of the oil and carbon black that can be recovered from tyres.

UK Govt. Funded Feasibility Study for Deployment of Enviro’s Technology

A key focus of the study is the potential to recover and refine the natural rubber-based, renewable oil from the tyres.  Roughly 50 per cent of a vehicle tyre can be converted into tyre pyrolysis oil, a significant portion of which comes from natural rubber, that can be refined or used to replace fossil fuel-based oil in several different applications, including the production of partially-renewable transport fuel.

The study includes investigating the supply of end-of-life tyres, including logistics; reporting on the outcome of pyrolysis oil testing; quantifying the market for carbon black in the tyre industry and producing a capital investment appraisal for large-scale use of Enviro’s technology in the UK. The study is planned to complete in Q2 2021.

2G BioPOWER which leads the study, has represented Scandinavian Enviro Systems in the UK since 2015.




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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