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Bridgestone Invests in Tire Recycling

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After three years as a major, confidential investor in a tire recycling project, Bridgestone Americas Inc. is assuming the role of minority investor.

The Delta-Energy Group (DEG) announced a new majority investor, Castleton Commodities International LLC (CCI), and at the same time said Bridgestone would take on a lesser role. DEG says it has developed and patented a process to recover carbon black and marketable liquid chemicals from used tires.

DEG says Bridgestone was the company’s first investor outside of its founders, and that the tire maker’s “infusion of capital has allowed DEG to prove concepts and attract new investments to accelerate development.”

“Bridgestone remains committed to its environmental mission which includes continually improving natural resource conservation through operational improvements and product design,” says Bill Thompson, chief operating officer at Bridgestone. “We supported Delta-Energy early due to its potential to develop a process and circular economy market for used tires domestically and internationally.” The tire maker says the project’s new investor “is validation of the potential for this market and technology and should accelerate development going forward.”

More than 270 million passenger and truck tires reach their useful life each year in the U.S., creating an opportunity for millions of tons of end-of-use tires to be repurposed and processed into high-value products.

Proceeds from the investment will be used to develop a commercial scale plant in Natchez, Miss., with an estimated daily processing capacity of 100 tons of end of use tires. DEG’s commercial plant will recover carbon black and other basic materials for reuse in tire production and other rubber-related manufacturing processes, as well as liquid solvents and fuels.

“The founders of Delta-Energy have achieved technological proof of concept in large part thanks to early-stage support from Bridgestone,” says Nicholas Haslett, chief strategy officer at CCI. “As an industry leader, Bridgestone’s commitment to Delta-Energy validates the quality and market potential for the company’s products.

“CCI will bring experience in developing and operating midstream and conversion assets, as well as access to one of the largest physical oil liquids marketing franchises, while Bridgestone will provide offtake capacity for DEG-produced recovered carbon black and continue to identify opportunities to substitute the DEG recovered product for virgin carbon black.”

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Continental Tire’s Sumter Plant Achieves Zero Waste

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The topic of sustainability is a high priority for Continental Tire the Americas LLC, and the company’s newest tire production facility in Sumter, S.C. is an example of that. The Sumter facility recently attained status as a “zero landfill” plant in its first year of production.

The term “zero landfill” means that 100% of the plant’s waste is converted into recycled products, or used for energy, rather than turning into trash. This waste includes steel, wood, glass, plastic, rubber, paper and other materials. The Continental Sumter Plant works with waste management company HWI Environmental Technologies to process and repurpose all waste materials generated in the facility.

“Continental believes in being a strong community partner, and contributing to a cleaner environment is a high priority across our entire corporation,” says Craig Baartman, Sumter plant manager. “Our goal is to remain a zero landfill plant in partnership with our waste management team at HWI to make a positive, sustainable impact in the beautiful city of Sumter.”

Continental’s Mt. Vernon plant in Mt. Vernon, Ill., was the first Continental Tire zero landfill plant in the world. HWI Environmental Technologies began working with Mt. Vernon in June of 2004 and at the time, the plant was recycling 38% of material generated. HWI and Continental continued to increase the recycling percentages and by March of 2012, the plant was at zero landfill status. Zero landfill was achieved following two years at 95 percent recycling. Today, the Mt. Vernon plant averages 28 million pounds of recycled material per year.

In addition to the zero landfill initiative, Continental focuses on sustainability through conservation of water and energy within tire plants. In the Sumter plant, cross-functional teams monitor water usage, steam leakages and other issues that could waste energy or harm the local environment. The plant also educates employees about how to protect and preserve natural resources in and outside of the workplace.

“Achieving zero landfill status at such an early stage in the life of a tire plant could not have been achieved without the support of the Sumter employees,” says Toby Ross, a HWI representative. “For our recycling programs to be successful, it takes diligence and discipline in separating materials and having a sustainability mindset, and the Continental Tire Sumter Plant has accomplished this.”

The Continental Sumter plant also contributes to a more sustainable environment through community donations to the preservation of natural resources, including trail restoration at Poinsett State Park just outside of Sumter.

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Brigestone’s Program to be Featured at Environmental Conference

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Bridgestone Americas’ Tires4ward program will be a featured topic at an upcoming conference in Kingsport, Tenn.

Bridgestone’s Debra Hamlin, retail environmental manager, will discuss Tires4ward’s success and results and how Tires4ward contributes to improving the environment and public health through smart choices at the 2015 Tennessee Environmental Conference.

Established in 2012, the Bridgestone Tires4ward program works to assure that for every new tire Bridgestone sells in the U.S., one used tire is recovered and put to valuable new use.

Hamlin was instrumental in the development of the Bridgestone Tires4ward program, which received a 2014 Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award for excellence in sustainable performance.

According to the tiremaker, the Tires4ward program has recycled more than 20 million used tires recovered through the company’s nationwide network of tire and automotive service retail stores. The Tires4ward program also includes a community clean-up component conducted in partnership with the Portland, Ore.-based River Network.

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Tire Recycler, Bridgestone Event to Explore Scrap Tire Use in Asphalt

Liberty Tire Recycling and Bridgestone Americas will highlight the benefits of rubberized asphalt at an Aug. 22 event called “Recycle Akron: 2013.”

The event will be held at the Bridgestone/Firestone facility in Akron (10 E. Firestone Blvd.) and will gather transportation and environmental professionals, civic leaders and policymakers to learn more about scrap tire management in Ohio and rubberized asphalt materials and applications. Speakers will include experts from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Bridgestone, Flexible Pavements of Ohio, Seneca Petroleum and Liberty Tire Recycling.

“States that locally source recycled tire rubber for asphalt projects experience a win-win in terms of waste disposal and longer-lasting, less expensive roadways,” said Jeffrey Kendall, CEO of Liberty Tire Recycling. “Rubberized asphalt has come a long way to provide not only a sustainable outlet for scrap tires but to contribute to improved highway infrastructure.”

The event’s sessions will cover: Tire Processing in Ohio, Ohio Asphalt Industry Overview on Use of Modified Binders, PG Binders for Use in Ohio, Tennessee Experience with Rubber and Modified Asphalt and Rubberized Asphalt Materials and Applications. Each session will provide an overview of the advantages of rubberized asphalt, from enhanced safety and reduced tire noise to better crack resistance and cost savings, according to Liberty Tire Recycling.

“Bridgestone/Firestone works to ensure that for every new tire we sell in the U.S., another tire that has been removed from use is sent to a valuable purpose,” said Tim Bent, environmental director for Bridgestone Americas. “Rubberized asphalt has enormous potential for utilizing a large number of the tires discarded each year for an incredibly important product – lower-cost, safer, sustainable roads.”

According to Liberty Tire Recycling, rubberized asphalt is a low-cost, high-performance alternative to traditional paving mixes that reduces dependency on oil and limits carbon dioxide emissions. Added to traditional asphalt, crumb rubber comprises 8% to 22% of the binder and increases tensile strength.

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