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Any old tyres?

 
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woodburner



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:22 am    Post subject: Any old tyres? Reply with quote

Could be interesting and at last provide a way of dealing with the heaps of tyres around the UK, and the fire risk they pose.

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A green start-up technology company has surprised scientists by producing a biofuel from old rubber tyres that can run turbo-charged diesel engines while reducing emissions by 30 per cent.


Read more..........
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PS_RalphW



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure what they mean by 30% less emissions - does it mean that 70% of the carbon is burnt in the process of converting the tyre back into diesel? In which case the net emission of CO2 increases by 200%. Also I object to it being called renewable or green energy. From an emissions point of view it is better to dig a big hole and bury the tyres. Or build new houses out of them.
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woodburner



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not write to them and ask?


Burying them? All these? There is also the long term pollution of ground water to consider.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this basically boiling off all the volatile components and then condensing them into liquid form ?

If so, not exactly rocket science eh ?
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ericgarmin



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There needs to be a change in the way tyres are manufactured. The materials needs to be easier and cheaper to recycle.
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Little John



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eyup folks, I think we've got a spammer. What's the betting it's that wearedodgy joker whose warehouse "accidentally" burned down.
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adam2
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little John wrote:
Eyup folks, I think we've got a spammer. What's the betting it's that wearedodgy joker whose warehouse "accidentally" burned down.


Certainly looks a bit DODGY , but not yet dodgy enough to delete.

Bulk spam certainly seems to be rather a fire Hazard Smile
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