Michigan Scrap Tire Program Study Finds Opportunities in New Markets
The 2020 Scrap Tire Market Development Study, funded by a grant through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), is now available on the EGLE webpage.
The study, conducted by RRS, indicates tire derived fuel markets are decreasing, and the state must look at new markets. To address this, RRS made nine recommendations, including increasing the use of rubber-modified asphalt and strengthening industry relationships to build a high-impact circular tire economy collaborative. In addition to rubber-modified asphalt and rubberized chip seal, other ideas showing development potential include use of tire derived aggregate and porous pavement.
See Michigan EGLE’s full press release here: Michigan Scrap Tire Program Study Press Release
The full market study can be viewed here (PDF): Scrap Tire Market Study Final Report
The market study directory, organized by state, provides a concise listing of Michigan and Midwest service providers ranging from collectors/transporters/processors to companies that generate end-use products. It can be viewed here (PDF): Scrap Tire Market Directory