Interview of Michael Cogne at BIR webinar

The 15th of October 2020, Michaël Cogne, Research Programme Manager at Michelin, was invited to the BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee webinar to present the context, the concept, the European consortium, and the objectives of BlackCycle project.

According to the Committee’s Chairman, Max Craipeau of China-based Greencore Resources Ltd, the BlackCycle research project co-ordinated by major producer Michelin had the potential to “revolutionise” ELT recycling at a time when the key crumb rubber market was under severe threat. If successful, it could mean that, in five to six years from now, around half of Europe’s ELTs would be incorporated as secondary raw materials into new tyres, he added.

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is the only global recycling industry federation representing around 800 companies and 35 affiliated national recycling associations from 70 different countries. Its members are world leaders in the supply of raw materials and a key pillar for sustainable economic development.

This webinar was the subject of an article published in Tyre and Rubber Recycling the 2nd of November 2020 and is available    Here