Company permitted to resume tire recycling project in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
In this file photo, a pile of used tires sits at a closed junk yard on July 10, 2012. (AP / Dave Gram)
Published Monday, December 24, 2012 1:14PM EST
Last Updated Monday, December 24, 2012 1:28PM EST
AJAX, Ont. - Environmental Waste International Inc. has received a provincial permit that clears the way for it to restart a tire recycling pilot project in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
EWS says it can resume the operation after installing some required equipment for the power generator.
It expects the work to be done before the end of January.
Environmental Waste International is based in Ajax Ont.
Its system breaks down used tires into carbon, steel and vapour, which is cooled to extract oil. The remaining gas is scrubbed and used as fuel for a power generator.
The Sault Ste. Marie pilot project operated for 12 months through June 2012 under a prior approval.