First tyre recycling plant in Kazakhastan; Metals group targets gold recycling in India; Bahrain recycling project delayed; Anti-dumping duty on Chinese steel tube imports
First tyre recycling plant in Kazakhstan
The first tyre recycling facility in Kazakhstan has been opened in Uralsk. The plant has a capacity to treat four tonnes of scrap tyres a day.
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Bioethanol production plant in US
Spain-based firm Abengoa has opened an ethanol plant at Hugoton in Kansas, US using second generation biomass feedstocks of non-edible agricultural crop residues such as stalks and leaves. The new facility was commissioned in August and commenced production of celluloid ethanol in September. The plant is the first commercial deployment of the company’s proprietary enzymatic hydrolysis technology.
Venture into gold recycling
India-based Muthoot Exim, the precious metal division of Muthoot Pappachan Group, has ventured into the gold recycling business by opening its first store. The facility will buy scrap, old and used gold items directly from customers. The company will sell the recycled gold to ornament manufacturers to reduce dependency on imports. India has more than 25,000 tonnes of gold in private households and temple trusts and 200 to 300 tonnes are recycled annually.
Bahrain first waste recycling project
Bahrain’s government has been urged to approve the country’s first waste recycling plant costing $400m, which was awarded to France-based CNIM in 2010. “We had expected to begin work within weeks after the agreement. I issue this appeal hoping it will reach those responsible for the delaying of this project,” said Francois Canellas, vice-chairman of CNIM’s supervisory board. The project is capable of treating 390,000 tonnes of waste a year.
Anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel
Brazil is to impose an anti-dumping duty on seamless steel tubes imported from China. It will be applicable for all chrome alloy seamless steel tubes with an outside diameter exceeding 3 mm but not exceeding 141.3 mm, irrespective of other dimensions such as wall thickness and internal diameter. The duty of $908.59 (£569) a tonne will last five years.