May 20, 2022: Gravita India revealed plans on May 12 to use a by-product of a new waste rubber recycling operation at its plant in Ghana as potential fuel for its lead and aluminium recycling business.
Gravita said in a regulatory filing that its Recylers Ghana subsidiary had started commercial production and recycling of waste rubber in the West African nation — and that it would use pyrolysis oil generated during the process as an alternative source of energy to support its lead and aluminium recycling there.
The company did not give details of how it would further refine the pyrolysis oil from the Ghana rubber recycling operation, which has an annual capacity of around 6,000 tonnes annually.
Gravita said in its filing to the National Stock Exchange of India that it planned to set up similar rubber recycling facilities at its other manufacturing sites, but it did not give details of the proposed .
Gravita told BESB in June 2019 that it had started commercial production of lead in Ghana and Tanzania — with the aim of supplying European markets.
According to a December 2021 report by analytics firm and data provider, Davis Index, Recyclers Ghana is developing plans to increase the production capacity of its lead recycling plant from 12,000 tonnes a year to 16,200 tonnes.
Also in December Gravita announced the opening of a new battery recycling plant at Mundra Port in the Indian state of Gujarat.
Gravita, which was founded in 1992, became the first Indian member of the International Lead Association when it joined the body in 2018.