Bridgestone Invests in End-of-Life Tire Recycling

Bridgestone Invests in End-of-Life Tire Recycling

Bridgestone has partnered with Carbon Capture and Transformation (CCT) company, LanzaTech NZ, Inc. (LanzaTech) in an attempt to address end-of-life tire waste. Bridgestone says the two companies will co-develop the first dedicated end-of-life tire recycling process leveraging LanzaTech’s proprietary CCT technology, creating a pathway toward tire material circularity and the decarbonization of new tire production.

According to the Tire Industry Project operating under the umbrella of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), more than one billion tires globally reach the end of their useful service life each year. Bridgestone says that LanzaTech will work to address this issue by converting end-of-life tires into new materials, including exploring processes to create sustainable synthetic rubber that does not rely on petrochemicals.

Headquartered in Skokie, Ill., Bridgestone says LanzaTech transforms waste carbon into materials such as sustainable fuels, fabrics, packaging, and other products. LanzaTech says its goal is to challenge and change the way the world uses carbon, enabling a new circular carbon economy where carbon is reused rather than wasted, skies and oceans are kept clean, and pollution becomes a thing of the past.

Bridgestone says it is aiming to achieve carbon neutrality and make tires from 100% renewable materials by 2050. The company is actively researching a range of solutions to support the recycling of materials from end-of-life tires and promote the replacement of non-renewable materials such as oil, silica and virgin carbon black in new tires.

You May Also Like

Training and Technology Will Lead the Way in OTR Tires

When we look at how OTR tires keep up with innovations in equipment, it’s all about maximizing productivity.

Yokohama-construction-tires-OTR

After two years of probably the strangest logistics we've lived through—and a roller coaster ride of an economy—the OTR tire market is surprisingly robust. The construction industry has slowed down slightly, and there's a lot of talk about a recession, but so far, we haven't seen a lot of publicly or privately funded projects pull back, and quarries and mines are running hard. All that activity is good for the tire industry.

Maxam Tire Completes Core Size Range for Agrixtra H Series

Maxam Tire completed the core size range for four-wheel drive self-propelled nutrient applicators. The company says these sizes to the Agrixtra H will further allow farmers’ and growers’ access to its product line. Related Articles – Yokohama OHT Releases New Size for Alliance Agri Star II – Winter Tire Market Flat, But EV-Specific Products Bring

Maxam_Tire-Agrixtra-H-more-sizes
Yokohama OHT Releases New Size for Alliance Agri Star II

Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America (YOHTA) has released the new 800/70R38 size of its popular Alliance Agri Star II farm radial tire. The new, larger size features a 173D high-load rating and is rated for speeds of up to 40 mph. Related Articles – Last-Mile Delivery Tires Set to Outpace Long-Haul Tire Volumes – Yokohama Releases

Alliance-agri Star II
Winter Tire Market Flat, But EV-Specific Products Bring Opportunity

Affected by pandemic supply chain disruptions and the uptick in sales of all-weather tires, the winter tire market in the U.S. has been largely flat in recent years. Despite the expectation that this will continue, tire dealers in snowy regions like the northern U.S. and Canada still should plan ahead to meet consumer demand in

Nokian+Tyres+Hakkapeliitta+R5
Hankook Tire Launches iON Evo EV Tires in the US

Hankook Tire America launched the company’s first tires specifically designed for electric vehicles (EVs) in the US. The iON evo AS and iON evo AS SUV are built with Hankook’s “EVolution” technology, which focuses on tread wear, noise reduction and unique grip performance for EVs, said the company. Related Articles – Vredestein Launches New Pinza

Other Posts

T.J. Tennent Turns His Passion Into Unending Tire Forensics Opportunities

Law enforcement officers across the world know T.J. Tennent and his cherry red Ferrari well, with many of them working to track him down even now, as you read these words. That said, you won’t find any “Wanted” posters of him at any police stations – or if you do, it’s simply a sign that

Tj Tennent
Firestone Industrial Products Reidentifies as Firestone Airide

FSIP, a subsidiary of Bridgestone America and the original air spring company, is unveiling its new brand identity, Firestone Airide.

Bridgestone Wins Caterpillar Supplier of the Year Award

Caterpillar procurement leadership presented the award at their Supplier Excellence Recognition event in Dallas, Texas.

Bridgestone Bandag Achieves Record Year

Bridgestone announced it’s on pace to achieve its highest ever year-over-year growth in its Bandag business with a 9% increase over 2021. The company forecasts year-end sales of Bandag retreads will reach more than 7 million units in North America and anticipates continued growth in 2023 with a $60 million investment in its Abilene, Texas