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GDT Expects to Expand with Environmental Clean Technologies

GDT MoU with Environmental Clean Technologies Limited to develop plant at Bacchus Marsh site

ECT and GDT have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a commercial grade end-of-life tyre resource recovery plant at Bacchus Marsh in Victoria.

Environmental Clean Technologies Limited has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Green Distillation Technologies Limited (GDT) for the development of a collaborative project which could lead to the deployment of GDT’s proprietary technology at ECT’s site in Bacchus Marsh, northwest of Melbourne.

ECT recently announced the recommencement of Phase 2 of its COLDry upgrade project at Bacchus Marsh, aimed at delivering an integrated small scale commercial demonstration of its Net Zero Emission Hydrogen Refinery planned for the Latrobe Valley. In the same announcement, the company outlined its intent to develop a fully integrated ‘waste-to-clean energy hub’ at its Bacchus Marsh site, complementing the Net Zero Emission Hydrogen Refinery demonstration.

ECT Managing Director Glenn Fozard commented; “We continue to focus on those commercial partnerships that can assist our company deliver on both the Bacchus Marsh and Latrobe Valley projects. We are targeting those opportunities that can improve our delivery timeframe, broaden the depth of our technical integration and expertise both upstream and downstream, and provide access to critical energy, waste and carbon markets. The current GDT opportunity fits well in this profile with both expanded market opportunity and direct integration with our COLDry technology process.”

GDT, led by John Fletcher and Trevor Bayley, has developed a pyrolysis process that they call ‘destructive distillation’ that effectively deals with one of the most significant and challenging waste issues; end-of-life tyre processing and resource recovery.