The LIFE GREEN VULCAN project aims at increasing the reuse rate of rubber waste with an innovative and environmentally friendly devulcanisation technology. Co-funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Union, project will enable a circular and low-carbon economy by expanding the recycling rate of End-of-Life tyres.

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OUR COMMITMENT

Providing reliable access to certain raw materials is growing concern within the EU. To address this challenge, EU Commission has created a list of Critical Raw Materials which contains Natural Rubber. Despite this, the material recycling and reuse rate of rubber waste is still very low and predominantly landfilled (65%) or disposed of through incineration (17.5%).

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THE SOLUTION

The LIFE GREEN VULCAN demonstration project will integrate an innovative yet industrially established devulcanization process with a blending post-processing stage into a combined solution, which has never been used in rubber recycling before. This will unlock the path to a higher recycling rate of ELT-derived rubber.

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AN IMPACT

LIFE GREEN VULCAN will support the industrial strength of Europe by designing sustainable solutions and closing material loops. This project will leverage environmental policy promoting a reduction of virgin natural rubber consumption, a decrease of raw materials costs and CO2 emissions.

PROJECT EXPECTED IMPACTS

Partners

Bridgestone life green vulcan partner
centro ricerche fiat logo LGV project partner
FCA logo for LIFE Green Vulcan
Università di Trento logo life green vulcan