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Overview of this year's Recovered Carbon Black Congress agenda

Pre-conference workshop
Registration
Workshop led by Martin Von Wolfersforff, Principal Advisor of Wolfersdorff Consulting
Current status of the tyre pyrolysis industry
  • Global industry overview
  • Regional examples
Comparison of different pyrolysis processes – and impact on performance/ quality
  • Continuous versus batch pyrolysis
  • Rotary kiln, auger type and other continuous processes
  • Heating options: Gas, steam and microwave
  • Milling, pelletising and packaging options
  • Future technologies (mobile plants, finishing plants, ash leaching, activation etc.)
  • Marketing considerations for pyrolysis technology
Networking break
Success stories of commercialisation, integration, applications
  • Applications overview
  • Tyre industry investment
  • Rubber compounding
  • Masterbatch 
Your questions answered – round table discussions with the experts, café style!
Close of Workshop
Day One - Wednesday 9 September
Registration and welcome refreshments
Chair's opening remarks
RECOVERED CARBON BLACK (rCB) BUSINESS UPDATES
Market overview - prospects for rCB
Perspectives from the traditional carbon black industry - is rCB complementary, or competitive, or both?
Investor perspective - what is required to make rCB a credible long-term investment?
Networking break
Keynote CEO panel - leaders of the key rCB companies share their vision for the sector, how supply and demand will evolve, and tackle the obstacles to success

Panellists include:

  • Silvio Ghyoot, CEO, Black Bear Carbon BV
  • Tony Wibbeler, CEO, Bolder Industries
  • Robert “Bob”Genovese, CEO, Delta-Energy Group
  • Robert Harper, President, EuroEco Fuels
  • Thomas Redd, CEO, Pyrolyx
  • Thomas Sörensson, CEO, Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB
Chaired by Martin Von Wolfersdorff, Principal Advisor, Wolfersdorff Consulting, Germany
Pyrolysis oils: markets defined by changing regulations
Networking lunch
rCB DEMAND-SIDE REQUIREMENTS AND SUPPOSITIONS
What is needed to change perception and increase confidence in rCB? Hearing from the tyre and auto industry, non-tyre rubber, plastics, masterbatch and printing ink sectors
Speakers include:
  • Barbara Harrer, Head of Raw Material Development of Semperit
  • John Sheerin, Director End of Life Tire Programs, US Tire Manufacturers Association
Chaired by Francois Masson, Head of Recycling Strategy and Business, Michelin, France
 
Networking break
rCB APPLICATIONS & NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Thermal conversion of OTR tyres, and the value added carbon materials
Successful applications of rCB in a variety of rubber products
Q&A and Chair's closing remarks
Networking drinks reception
End of day one
Day Two - Thursday 10 September
Registration and welcome refreshments
Chair's opening remarks
rCB EMERGING MARKETS – SUPPLY AND DEMAND
rCB in Asia - opportunities and challenges
The state of waste tire pyrolysis in Africa: is there light at the end of the tunnel?
Networking break
PRODUCTION, QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE
Economic viability - production and total cost overviews of various tyre pyrolysis technologies
Lifecycle analysis of rCB versus vCB and versus other recycling technologies - just how sustainable is rCB?
Maximising the performance benefits of rCB
Importance of a validated particle size distribution test method, and general update on ASTM D36 committee related topics
Networking lunch
PRODUCTION PLANT EQUIPMENT & PROCESS UPDATES
Steam-Jet-grinding for the efficient processing of rCB
Influence of particle size measurements on the grinding efficiency of air jet and impact mills
Pyrolysis reactor design considerations and its influence on rCB quality
Networking break
INNOVATION AND BLUE SKY THINKING
Future technologies for rCB – innovation showcase and blue sky thinking

Panellists include:

  • Richard Chiari, Global Lead Buyer Carbon Black, Semperit
  • Dr Vitaly Khusidman, CEO, G3C Technologies
  • More to be announced soon
Chair's closing remarks
Close of conference

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