In a series of modules and domes north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, tires weighing up to 12,500 lb and standing more than 13' tall are sliced in half and thrown into enormous ovens, where they are broken down into steel, oil and carbon black and resold, according to Fort McMurray Today.

After years of research and development, Titan Tire Reclamation Corp. has landed on an environmental solution to process the giant scrap stockpile of mining tires that have been accumulating in Alberta’s Oil Sands. Its thermal vacuum recovery unit utilizes a proprietary process to break the tires down into their key components: carbon black, steel, rubber and other components.

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