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The high calorific value (7500 Kcal/kg), which is higher than for coal, makes it an ideal fuel for industrial plants with high energy consumption, such as cement kilns. Using end of life tyres for fuel harnesses the thermal energy generated by the combustion of the tyre components, many of which are petroleum-derived.



In addition to energy, iron for clinker formation is produced by this process. The ELT used may be shredded or whole depending on the type of facility.


The composition of the ELT can be highly advantageous both for the cement industry and for the environment for the following reasons:


Low humidity content compared to other fuels. For this reason no need for a drying process prior to furnace entry.
Low sulphur content, thus lower SOx emissions than conventional fuels.
Lower computable CO2 emissions due to the renewable origins of the tyre's natural rubber content.