Europe’s TyGRe Project Turns Old Tires Into Energy and Valuable Materials

April 16, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock When tires reach the end of the road, they often wind polluting the environment in landfills. In Europe alone, 3 million tons of tires are produced each year – and 60-70% of them are dumpstered. To take advantage of this untapped resource the EU has created the TyGRe Project , which is researching ways that old tires can be turned into new sources of synthetic fuel and precursors to electronic components. Read the rest of Europe’s TyGRe Project Turns Old Tires Into Energy and Valuable Materials Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ceramics , electronics , enea , EU , fuel , italy , portici , Recycle , silicon carbide , syngas , tire , trisaia , tygre project        

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Traditional Crafts Merge with Contemporary Design at the Triennale Design Museum During the Milan Furniture Fair

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Chinese Ship Carrying 22,000 Pounds of Illegal Anteater Meat Crashes into Protected Reef in Philippines

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Last week, a Chinese ship crashed into a UNESCO protected reef in the Philippines . As if illegally entering the seas around the World Heritage Site wasn’t enough, authorities found almost 2,000 dead pangolins on board, a protected species also known as a scaly anteater. Pangolin meat and scales are thought to have healing properties in China, and they sell for hundreds of dollars per kilogram. The 12 crew members are currently being held under chargers of poaching and attempted bribery, with further charges concerning trespassing in protected waters and damaging coral pending. Read the rest of Chinese Ship Carrying 22,000 Pounds of Illegal Anteater Meat Crashes into Protected Reef in Philippines Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chinese paochers , Chinese ship crashes into reef , eco design , green design , Pangolin , smuggled pangolin , sustainable design , Tubbataha Reef , UNESCO protected reef Philippines        

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