We are pleased to have reached a new milestone in our national program to replace fossil fuels with lower carbon fuels. We look forward to working with the Dalhousie University researchers and our community to assess the use of scrap tires as a circular economy solution. We thank everyone who has forwarded questions and suggestions about how to make this the best possible project and we look forward to continuing to answer everyone’s questions and responding to suggestions.
Life cycle assessments consistently point to the use of scrap tires as fuels in cement making as a top scrap tire re-use option. Based on the work conducted so far by the research team, we expect to see a 15% reduction in emissions of NOx and a 30% CO2 reduction for every tonne of coal replaced. Our pilot will allow us to show the benefits found through the Dalhousie University research in a real world, Nova Scotian context.