GTT UK

The problem

Tyres

Every year, around 1.5 billion tyres worldwide come to the end of their useful lives.

With these figures increasing annually, new and inventive ways must be used to deal with the waste tyre problem.

Some can be retread but most cannot. End of life tyres have traditionally been difficult to recycle and do not biodegrade. In the UK alone, over 55 million waste tyres are disposed of in landfill. 

Fossil fuel emissions

In 2020, around 34 billion tonnes of CO2 was produced from fossil fuels and industry. Transport accounts for almost 18% of that figure.

As the transport sector looks to decarbonisation, the need for scalable solutions remains vital until other affordable alternatives are widely adopted across the world. The most effective way to reduce carbon emissions for existing transport vehicles comes from the blending of biofuels in petrol and diesel.

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The solution

Using tyres to produce renewable fuels and components creates a new way to process the waste product and contributes towards reducing carbon emissions in the transport industry.

GTT builds a circular economy, allowing waste tyres to be recycled into new tyres, whilst fuelling the engine that drives the vehicle with cleaner fuel.

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The opportunity

Renewable fuels are the most effective way of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing vehicles on the road today.

The plant will meet the growing demand for innovative waste-based fuels under the UK’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation. The RTFO aims to reduce GHG emissions from vehicles, ultimately supporting the UK Government’s target of net zero by 2050.

The RTFO also requires an increasing percentage of biofuel which must be derived from development fuels so new sources of waste-based fuels are required to meet the 8.5 million cubic metres required by 2032.

Global biofuel demand continues to increase rapidly worldwide driven by the acceleration of regulatory support and phase out of crop-based fuels.

The Opportunity