About This Project
Best Tyre Recycling Research Project

In recognition of the best new research project carried out within the tyre recycling sector. 

Meet The Winner

Leticia Saiz Rodriguez / Jose Maria Bermejo Muñoz: Determination of the Biomass Content of ELTs

This group of researchers has developed a study to determine the biomass content in tyres at the end of their useful life. This is a very important work that can be taken as a reference by various research teams seeking to quantify the carbon footprint of tyres.

Meet The Nominees

The Blackcycle Project

BlackCycle is currently one of the largest, if not the largest, research projects in the tyre recycling field. With numerous partners across Europe and Michelin as project leader, a highly skilled team is focusing on the production of the “tyre of the future”, which mostly consists of tyre derived products generated by pyrolysis.

Flinders University: Self-Repairing Rubber

Research into the development of a new kind of rubber and catalyst that together can be used with low energy consumption to make flexible, repairable, sustainable objects – including car tyres.

Rice University: Tyres to Graphene to Concrete

Research into the optimisation of a process to turn rubber tyre waste into turbo-stratic graphene, which can be added to concrete to curb carbon emissions.

RMIT Australia: The Use of Scrap Tyres in Concrete Production

Research to develop a new method for casting prefabricated concrete products made with rubber tyres and construction and demolition waste that are up to 35 per cent stronger than traditional concrete.