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