August 10, 2009

Carbon black from nuked tires

While working on finalizing my Genomatica interview, here is an interesting story from last week about producing high-grade carbon black from waste tires using a "microwave technology"

According to NJ-based Global Resource, the current global market for high-grade carbon black ranges up to $2,000 per ton. I didn't realize carbon black is so expensive! Around 90% of application is used in rubber the rest in specialty products

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[Photo from American Public Works Association]
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