G3C process enables

true circular economy for end-of-life tires

By Vitaly Khusidman

 

G3C technology is the third generation of tire conversion technologies. In addition to recovering, it also upgrades carbon black built into tires. The notion of “in-rubber performance shift” limiting application of traditional pyrolysis rCB is discussed. Advantages of two-stage rCB production process, where the stage one is a low-temperature pyrolysis and stage two is a G3C upgrading system is compared to a single stage G3C system.


Recent results of testing G3C rCB in non-tire and tire rubber formulations and G3C rCB reinforcing qualities are described. G3Ctechnology commercialization efforts, including building G3C pilot and commercial systems, are discussed. The article illustrates that G3C technology enables a true circular economy for tires by allowing the augmentation or replacement of virgin carbon black in all parts of the tire, including the tread.

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New Approach to Circular Economy for tires

By Vitaly Khusidman

 

Tire conversion technologies can be attributed to three generations. Generation 1 mostly was extracting oil from tires. Generation 2 focuses on recovery of carbon black (rCB). And the future Generation 3 recovers and upgrades carbon black. Multiple publications suggest that Generation 2 (i.e. pyrolysis, carbon black) at best is able to exhibit semi-reinforcing in-rubber behavior because it consists of a mix of various grades of carbon black used in different parts of tires, with inorganic impurities and carbonaceous residue, while demonstrating reinforcement level colloidal properties (i.e. “in-rubber performance shift”). G3C technology, a representative of Generation 3, is upgrading rCB and offsetting detrimental effects of “in- rubber performance shift.” The G3C process can produce reinforcing rCB and reduce PAH contents to acceptable levels.

Press

Driving the Sustainability Push: Interview with Vitaly Khusidman, CEO of G3C Technologies

Published by: Chester Energy

 

"Fighting the perils of climate change and environmental degradation won’t just happen by willing it into being, but through organizations and individuals using their ingenuity to seek out and implement solutions. One such organization looking to solve a slice of these existential dangers is G3C Technologies (G3CT), and one such individual is G3CT’s founder and CEO Vitaly Khusidman."

Chester Energy and Policy

Carbon Black Turns Green: How G3C is Offsetting Emissions in the Tire Industry

Published by: Chester Energy

 

"Sustainability and mitigation of climate change have rightly become chief concerns across economies, as advocates and entrepreneurs alike recognize not only the existential necessity of preserving the environment and preventing runaway greenhouse gas emissions, but also the business opportunities these trends represent..."

Chester Energy and Policy