A tyres recycling company has been short listed for a major green award sponsored by the Environment Agency.
PYReco has been nominated for the Environmental Award thanks for its tyre pyrolysis project, turning tyres back into raw materials, energy and new products.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Energy Institute’s (El) Awards, honouring the very best in excellence and innovation within the international energy industry.
PYReco takes its name from the word pyrolysis, a process used since ancient times to convert complex materials into substances that are either desirable or less harmful.
Pyrolysis is widely used today for many applications, including waste treatment and mineral extraction and its use for dealing with end of life tyres has long been identified as a highly effective.
Other nominees for the award include BP International for ‘How Green is the Valley Now?’ – the transformation from refinery to urban village and the University of Nottingham for the design and construction of unique low carbon homes to test varying aspects of buildings construction and technologies.
The winners will be revealed at the El Awards dinner, hosted by Gabby Logan, BBC Sports presenter, which will be held on Thursday 19th November, at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team