ALTERNATIVE FUEL FOR MANUFACTURING
Tire-derived fuel is made by reducing scrap tires into shreds, typically of 1-3 inches, to burn as a fuel source. Tire-derived fuel is used in cement kilns, steel mills, and power plants, and in boilers at U.S. pulp and paper mills and electric utilities.
Tire-derived fuel produces less moisture, sulfur, nitrogen, and ash residues, which results in lower carbon emissions for the environment. The EPA recognizes tire-derived fuel as a viable alternative to fossil fuels, producing the same amount of energy as oil and 25% more energy than coal.