Improving performance with tire derived fuel

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The global economy is being affected by the increase in energy prices as it is essential for the manufacture of millions of products, which is why this crisis affects a large part of the developed countries. Currently, each company must fight to be competitive in a constantly changing world and to surpass their competition, providing competitive prices is necessary to optimize processes and reduce costs.

Energy efficiency plays a very important role in order to excel and a brilliant option is to use tire derived fuel which is a fuel derived from scrap tires. By using tire derived fuel you can save large amounts of money and at the same time produce more energy. Approximately 150 million tires used in the United States, which means that of the 300 million tons that are thrown away annually, about half of which are recycled, promoting environmental care. This data is very important because we can see that by using tires as alternative fuels we will be helping the planet enormously and we also save money.

TDF already has a market established in the United States and has allowed a large number of tires to be recycled and used in industries such as cement kilns, pulp and paper mills and electric utilities that use this type of fuel to increase efficiency, reduce emissions gases and reduce costs. Many industries need a large amount of energy to operate and achieve the desired final product. In addition, the large amounts of energy they must produce cause great environmental and economic costs.

A perfect example is what happens in the cement industry. Cement is an essential part of the development of society, roads, buildings, bridges and many other materials that are required to improve the infrastructure that any city needs. This material and its process is complex, and require a large amount of energy and materials.

The cement process starts from the extraction of diverse materials that are needed for the production of the components, as well as from fossil fuels that are also required to reach high temperatures and produce energy in the plants. It is known to all that industrial processes generally represent an environmental cost, and in the cement industry the negative impact for the environment is due to the emission of gases such as CO and CO2. The CO is mainly due to the organic compounds of the raw materials as well as a bad combustion in the kiln. Other pollutants are nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, as well as other gases that are generated during production.

The main component of cement is Clinker; this component has a process that requires a large amount of energy. The extraction of materials to perform this component is done in the quarries, then transported and given a reduction treatment until they obtain granulate with the necessary size and after this point it is transported to the cement factory. In the industrial unit, a homogenization process is carried out so that the chemical reactions can be correctly synthesized in the oven. The materials are placed in the kiln where they will be transformed to form a structure called Clinker.

To achieve that the structure is formed it is necessary to reach 2732 F, and this can only be achieved through the furnaces, with the heat that comes from coal and oil. To ignite the furnace, oil is used and then the temperature is maintained with pulverized coal and so the furnace has to work a lot of hours only to form one of the cement components.

The advantage of using tire derived fuel at this point is that you can start the oven with oil, but do not use coal. Instead it is recommended to use tire derived fuel to reach the desired temperature and make the Clinker. When using tires as a fuel, the Factory can save costs because they are cheaper than some fossil fuels and they also produce more energy.

Approximately if you use one ton of tire derived fuel, you can save more than 25% of coal. Some of the benefits are the reduction of consumption and extraction of coal, as well as avoid costs of processing and transportation of coal to the plant. Using recycled tires to produce energy in various industries would allow us to recover and conserve our fossil fuels.

This type of fuel can include whole tires of processed tires like the ones we make in Globarket to achieve the specifications of the end-user. You can choose whole or shredded in a specific way everything depends on which industry you want them, the type of combustion you will make and the size of the kilns.

Using tires as fuel can promote the use of fewer emissions, including less greenhouse gas emissions. Not all companies have started using tire derived fuel, but every day more people begin to research about this product and to know all the advantages that the tires can bring to their businesses. For this reason, it is very important that the industries comply with the established controls to avoid that the burning of tires damages more the environment.

We are glad to be part of this movement, in Globarket you will find tire derived fuel; we use whole tires and then reduce them in few inches, also to accomplish the needs of our customers we can offer them with no steel or no fiber. We want to emphasize that the use of the tires in the industries has brought significant benefits, when companies respect the pertinent environmental regulations. For more information about this service call us (001) 760 599 3841 or send an email to and we will gladly help you.


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