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Tyre recycling firm wins 350k grant boost

22 November 2021

An Ellesmere Port recycling firm is celebrating a major breakthrough in its attempt to revolutionise the tyre recycling process after receiving a £350,000 grant.

Big Atom, based in Oil Sites Road, is a clean-tech recycling company and already boasts the North West’s second largest tyre recycling plant.

It has been given the cash injection by Innovate UK to develop its patented chemical reactor technology, which will convert old waste tyres into new materials.

Company founder Alexander Guslisty said that the grant would enable the business to develop the concept of a novel pyrolysis reactor with improved temperature control and efficiencies to create an even more sustainable regeneration process for polymers.

Read more at: Chester Standard