In December, Doublestar broke ground on its smart plant for scrap rubber recycling in Zhumadian, China, in the city’s Runan County.
The plant covers 2.15 million square feet and will be able to handle 200,000 tons of scrap rubber annually when fully operational. The company has budgeted $92.7 million for the project.
The project contains two phases, with 100,000 tons of annual capacity each. Phase 1 is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2018, Doublestar said.
According to the press release, the site will be the world’s first Industry 4.0 site for scrap rubber recycling, with smart technology used in processes such as sorting, rinsing, drying, conveyance, pyrolysis and storage.
The plant also boasts zero emission using Doublestar’s waste treatment technology. With machinery developed by Doublestar, the site will be able to fully recycle scrap tire, generating primary oil, carbon black, steel wire, and gas, the last of which will be used to fuel the plant.
Read the full press release here.