The leading US Life Cycle Assessment consultancy, Franklin Associates, has recently done a comprehensive comparative LCA study comparing tyre recycling (the Genan method) with energy recovery from scrap tyres (mostly done by the cement industry). Now this study has been through a strict editorial review and published as an article in the highly respected “The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment” on the 17th October 2012.
“We are very happy to see the LCA study published in The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
,” Co-author Lars Raahauge, Director of Business Development at Genan, explains: “We have used the study to advocate a better resource management of scrap tyres towards politicians, public servants and environmentally conscious business partners, and the accreditation through The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment now acknowledges the conclusions drawn and backs up what we already know: scrap tyres are a far too valuable resource to burn
Genan has actively contributed to the study, which has revealed a large range of environmental and climate benefits by converting disposed scrap tires from incineration to true recycling. A very significant result is the effect on greenhouse gas emissions as the most conservative scenario proves a benefit of minimum 1 ton CO2/ton of scrap tires converted from incineration to recycling.
Find the article here: “Comparative LCA of treatment options for US scrap tires: material recycling and tire-derived fuel combustion
”. Source: The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 201210.1007/s11367-012-0514-8. All copyright belongs to Springer-Verlag.