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Reclaim SA tyre-recycling facility to reuse 6,000 tyres/month for railway sleepers and other products

Posted by gasweek on 17 October, 2007

A tyre recycling facility to be built at Kilburn will reuse up to 6,000 tyres a month, project developer Reclaim Industries said, wrote Cameron England in The Australian Financial Review (9/10/2007, p.34). Fed Govt support: Reclaim was one of nine companies which last week shared in the final $14 million slice of the Federal Government’s Innovation and Investment Fund for South Australia (IIFSA) funding. Reclaim would match the $567,500 government grant, to build a tyre recycling and re-processing plant. Reclaim Industries director for business development Chris Forester said the plant would produce a range of products. “At the new facility we will utilise a new process similar to others in Europe and the US for using granulated waste tyre rubber, waste plastic and waste paint to mould railway sleepers and other extremely durable products,” Forrester said.

Range of products: “We believe there is significant demand for this range of products both in Australia and abroad, potentially providing a new market for Reclaim products and an additional revenue stream for the company. South Australia produces around 1.4 million waste tyres every year and it is estimated that 15 per cent, or 210,000, of these are truck tyres.” Because there were no tyre recycling businesses operating in South Australia, the State Government has estimated that approximately 90 per cent of those tyres were disposed of as landfill, with around 7 per cent transferred interstate for recycling and the balance of 3 per cent either illegally dumped or stockpiled.

Starting 2008: The Kilburn plant would be Reclaim’s second Australian recycling facility. Construction of the plant was expected to start early next year.

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CO2 dump approved: Chevron Australia puts cost for storage scheme and first 10 years of operations at $850 million

Posted by gasweek on 19 September, 2007

Chevron Australia general manager Colin Beckett said his company’s Barrow island project, to put carbon dioxide underground to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, would be larger than any other geosequestration scheme currently contemplated or in production, reported The Mercury (8/9/2007, p. 15).

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Abandoned Queensland mining sites: remediation deposit collected by EPA grossly inadequate: left for landholder to clean up

Posted by gasweek on 19 September, 2007

According to Peter Kenny, president of land holder lobby-group AgForce, mining operations have abandoned a site and the remediation deposit collected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been grossly inadequate, which means the site is effectively left for landholder to clean up. This situation must be rectified and the EPA given the powers and resources to properly manage this situation, he wrote in Queensland Country Life, (6/9/2007), p. 35.

The good the bad and the ugly: “While a number of the larger mining operations act as good corporate citizens, this is not always the case, and it is all too common with some of the smaller operations and newer companies. AgForce will continue to raise these issues with the State Government, and we’ve also included these concerns in our recent submission to the Mining Legislation Review”.
Peter Kenny, AgForce president (07) 3236 3100

Totally stacked with miners: “The current situations is almost totally stacked in favour of the resources sector. While AgForce understands the important role which this sector plays, it should not come at the expense of agriculture, which is a renewable and sustainable resource. We also see farmers treated differently to some mining operations when it comes to environmental issues – particularly on vegetation issues and site remediation”.

Queensland Country Life, 6/9/2007, p. 35

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