A tire pyrolysis facility that processes 100 tons of scrap tires per day produces the following each year:
• One 20 pound tire produces .875 US gallons of oil
• A 100 TPD tire pyrolysis plant produces 110,000 barrels of oil a year
• A 100 TPD tire pyrolysis plant produces 300 barrels of oil a day.
A commercially proven solution that produces over 15x more than the average
The key component to this new innovative technology is that it produces the largest output of diesel to any other market participator at this time, giving a more efficient output of fuel and faster return on investment.
Within developing countries fuel prices are skyrocketing, fuel is transported from foreign countries to refineries, refined, and then transported to local distribution centers and then to cars, vehicles, mines, etc. There is a constant shortfall of fuel.
I. A. Energy supplies a technology that enables local manufacturing of fuel using Waste to Fuel technology and recycling of otherwise non-degradable or toxic plastics and tires, effectively cleaning the local environment and landfills while providing fuel.
The solution is mobile and versatile unlike the “mega plants” of the German and Chinese engineering funded projects of the 1970’s and 1980’s, the I. A. Energy solutions are modular components, easy to transport, easy to install and can manage to build plants from 2 tons per day to 1000 tons per day, all depending on the configuration of the supporting parts. This modular waste to diesel implementation process is more stable than a larger plant, as maintenance can be done on a single line, while the other 95% of the plant is still running. This allows for constant production and delivery.
There are bi-products from waste such as from tires there is bitumen, steel and carbon black in addition to diesel. Within Africa, the Waste plants donate the bitumen and steel to women owned and youth based consortiums or municipalities for job creation, road reconstruction, and recycling into goods.
I. A. Energy tire-to-fuel technology and recycling processes will contribute to the mitigation of a worldwide environmental tire and plastic disposal crisis.
Strong markets exist for all the recycled tire products that our plants produce including diesel, heating oil, synthetic gas, char, scrap steel and electricity.
Over 8 million tires are stored in tire dumps in the Philippines and over 1 million more tires are disposed of every year in legal and illegal tire dumps. Not only is disposing of tires very expensive for municipalities, tire dumps also pose serious environmental and health hazards. Toxic tire dump fires, often the result of arson, cause extensive air pollution and groundwater contamination. Hundreds of tire dump fires occur every year.
Because of the high BTU content in tires, they burn intensely and are extremely difficult to extinguish. Applying water causes significant groundwater pollution and it is recommended that ecologically it is better to just let the tires burn out rather than try to extinguish them (the better of two evils). Tires dumps can burn for months or years.
Tire fires have severe impacts on air, water and soil. When burned in the open, tires combust incompletely and emit both conventional air pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds. They also yield when burned, hazardous pollutants including PAHs, dioxins, furans, hydrogen chloride, benzene, polychlorinated biphenyles (PCBs) and heavy metals like lead and arsenic. Tire fire pollutants can cause short and long term health problems ranging from skin and eye irritation to cancer, depression and nervous system ailments. Tire fire emissions are 16 times more mutagenic than emissions from fireplaces and 13,000 times more mutagenic than emissions from coal-fired utilities with good pollution controls (EPA 1997).
Oil, ash and residue from tire fires seep into the ground and contaminate the soil with heavy metals and other toxic substances. Cleaning the sites where there was a tire fire is very expensive and many sites have to be declared as hazardous waste cleanup sites. This results in a huge cost for the federal government. There have been over 200 major tire fires in the last thirty years involving millions of tires in each dump. There are a much greater number of tire fires set by arsonists in thousands of smaller tire dumps around the country.
Scrap tires are ideal mosquito incubators as they absorb heat and trap rainwater, leaf litter and microorganisms. These factors promote the growth of mosquito larvae. Consequently tire piles can cause mosquito-borne diseases like Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, Equine Encephalitis and St. Louis Encephalitis. Spraying the piles with insecticides is environmentally hazardous and costly. It is almost impossible to reach the depths in the tire piles where the mosquitoes breed. Dengue Fever is not uncommon and globally, it is the most deadly mosquito-borne disease known to Mankind. A 1995 International Health Organization study of Dengue Fever found that over 3,200 people contracted the disease. On average 5% of patients with Dengue Fever die and the victims are mostly children under 15 years old.