John Sayers Posted August 27, 2004 Share Posted August 27, 2004 Last night I watched a science segement on TV about an aussie scientist who has developed a prototype factory to de-construct tyres. he has developed a self sustaining system (i.e. generates it's own power by reusing the energy retrieved from the tyres) using microwaves to break down the tyre to it's original components. He is getting around 14 different products including - Lube oil - jet fuel - diesel and light diesel - steel and various minerals etc. He is currently earning $3.00 per tyre after costs. He is about to build a full version and claims that two plants operating in each US state could be operating fulltime. Sounds like a great idea as car and truck tyres are an environmental nightmare. cheers john Studio Design Forum Studios Under Construction Home Page Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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