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The SRI Devulcanized Rubber Compound (DVR Compound) – A Sustainable Solution

Latest offering from SRI boasting 100% Butyl Free SRI DVR Compound

Then when the same DVR Compound is added to Volume Medium grade Asian Retread Compound the results are interesting to say the least!The retention of properties is very exciting especially the EB% !!

With the significance of high Rolling Resistance and Heat Build Up in tyres being a direct measure of CO2 generation contributing to Global Warming its a particularly important factor in terms of sustainability in Commercial Vehicle and Passenger Car Tyres.  The SRI DVR Compound is the first recycled content tested by global tyre manufacturers that does not impact adversely on Rebound Hysteresis test results which is a benchmark for Rolling Resistance and Heat Buildup in their tread compounds. 

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Sustainable rubber recycling, a global story: Gopi Sekhar at TEDxKL 2013

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Putting the Batter back in the Cake

Putting the Batter back in the Cake

Terrible Mistakes In Jahra, Kuwait, a five million tire fire erupted on April 16, 2012

Terrible Mistakes
In Jahra, Kuwait, a five million tire fire erupted on April 16, 2012

The reality of the numbers

The reality of the numbers

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TEDxKL 2013

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Significant Day for SRI

Sekhar Research Innovations signing ceremony with AIM & QMA

A significant milestone for SRI and I, we inked our term sheet with Agensi Innovasi Malaysia and QuestMark Group. An important step for us but marking the begining of our journey and the challenges to come.

The excitement at the prospect of moving ahead with greater momentum is palpable, the entire team is galvanized for the next steps.

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Signing Term Sheet with AIM & QMA

A long journey for all of us, I am personally looking forward to publishing technical papers on our innovation and starting the process of introduction of SRI Compounds into the market, the Global Market.

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Joel Makower “So, we need to align green innovations, and the marketing that goes into them, with the idea of being better, not just greener.”

Joel Makower: Green business maven shares his insights

Makower, one of the most respected voices in green business, talks about greener corporations, what the government could be doing to foster more environmentally friendly businesses, and why he’s optimistic about the future.

Mon, Jan 30 2012 at 10:16 PM EST Joel Makower Photo: Joel Makower Joel Makower grew up in California and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in journalism. He worked as a journalist and nationally syndicated columnist and is a prolific author, with more than a dozen books published, including the oral history of the Woodstock music festival, a book that Rolling Stone called “the definitive history of the mega-event.” He has focused on the environment for more than 20 years and is a well-respected speaker, writer and consultant on all things green business including regular appearances on NPR’s “Marketplace” as a commentator. Joel is the chairman and executive editor of the GreenBiz Group and founder of GreenBiz. I have been a fan of Joel’s writing for as long as I’ve been reading environmental news and commentary. His book “Beyond The Bottom Line” was one of the first green business books I read and was a major influence in how I see the intersection between business and environment. I’m thrilled that he so kindly took the time to answer these seven questions. MNN: Does the world need saving?

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6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012

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Josh Constine

“In the future we might not prescribe drugs all the time, we might prescribe apps.” Singularity University‘s executive director of FutureMed Daniel Kraft M.D. sat down with me to discuss the biggest emerging trends in HealthTech. Here we’ll look at how A.I, big data, 3D printing, social health networks and other new technologies will help you get better medical care. Kraft believes that by analyzing where the field is going, we have the ability to reinvent medicine and build important new business models.

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Air Pollution Loophole Puts Communities in Danger from Unregulated Waste Burning

Groups sue U.S. EPA to close loophole, protect public health and the environment

June 16, 2011

Washington, D.C.  —

Burning Solid Waste

Earthjustice, on behalf of Sierra Club, Montanans Against Toxic Burning, Huron Environmental Activist League and Downwinders at Risk filed a lawsuit in federal court today that challenges an egregious air pollution loophole supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The suit disputes the Obama EPA’s unprecedented assertion that burning industrial solid waste as a fuel—akin to coal or natural gas—is a form of recycling, and therefore not subject to key provisions of the Clean Air Act that protect people from the harmful air emissions that result. Industry groups have pressed previous administrations long and hard for just such a favor, but the Obama administration is the first to acquiesce so broadly to their demands.

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SolarCity Lands Huge Military Housing Solar Roof Deal

Millitary housing with Solar panels pre-installed

SolarCity has made headlines for its unique business model. The company’s focus is on residential and commercial solar roof installation, and has spread its influence across the U.S. with great success. SolarCity has now received a $344 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy to outfit military housing rooftops with solar panels. More..

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End Of Life Tire Recycling – New Approach

Scrap Tires - Solid Waste Managment

The ultimate model which addresses all possible aspects of environmental sustainability in rubber recycling is still Devulcanization but should start right from the collection of tires. This means the starting point should be at the tire collection centers or in the US possibly at the landfills. Here we are not talking about solid waste management anymore but effectively managing a vital raw material in process.

Addressed properly the tires would not be dumped in the open but would be separated out between passenger car and commercial vehicle (truck) tires, making it possible to split up the feedstock into types ie. Mostly Natural Rubber (80/20) from Commercial vehicle tires and Mostly Synthetic (60/40) for passenger car tires. This important step also makes it possible to shoe horn in a step which could see the eventual removal of the Butyl inner liners by grinding or peeling off. The resultant by-products would be butyl scrap feedstock and butyl free scrap tire feedstock, an interesting and very significant change to the current situation.

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SUSTAINABILITY

MOVE WITH PURPOSE, COMMITMENT

Gopi Sekhar, CEO Sekhar Research Innovations

We live in a world that has taken its bounty and blessings entirely for granted for a very long time. The most basic levels of reciprocation to maintain balance in our environment were ignored and we might have pillaged our way to a point of no return. The only option left beyond packing up and leaving mother earth is to do away with polluting processes and address sustainability in any and all our activities.

The challenge before us is to make sustainable activity in the form of greentech and applications related to the improvements in efficiency and energy conservancy, cost effective and profitable. Fortunately, we do have solutions that can go a long way towards mitigation. Some challenges require us to invent, others called for applying common sense and using existing Smart solutions.

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