Oil

As an extension of our operations in rubber, we have developed outlets for every component that is produced during the pyrolysis process, specifically the oil component.

 

From tyres comes a valuable fuel with a calorific value comparable to crude and similarly capable of powering factories, mills and kilns. This is a fairly new technology that is on the cusp of expansion and OCI has positioned itself with a strong foothold in the market.

 

Additionally, coal oil is a further development of our coal business. Obtained from the destructive distillation of coal, it provides a closely comparable chemical compound to that of kerosene and a by-product similar to diesel, both of which are used frequently in industry around the world.

 
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Coal

Emerging markets provide extremely exciting opportunities within the coal export industry. As a calorie rich material, coal has built and powered industries for generations and continues to do so. South Africa and Mozambique have vast coal reserves and are of particular interest to OCI and our clients in Asian markets.

 

OCI has developed first class contacts in a number of regions and works closely with medium to large sized mines to provide them with outlets for exporting. The quality of our African materials are preferable to those of Indonesian and Australian alternatives.

 

With recent improvements in infrastructure and access, Central and Eastern Africa has become a significant supplier for our international marketplace. Alongside African options, OCI have an advanced network across Eastern Europe and Russia and are able to supply high quality coal to a varied and well established customer base.

 
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Wood Chips & Pellets (Alt. fuel)

OCI considers wood chips and pellets as a strong emerging market which has not yet been fully utilised whereby these products are a critical component of the movement towards a biomass based future for fuels.

 

Wood chips and pellets burn much more cleanly than other dirtier power sources and can be more financially viable. Often these materials can be sourced locally which means the price isn’t as exposed to wider market fluctuations and transportation costs.

Pellets are typically a compressed form of sawdust, but it is their consistent geometry, size and compressed nature which enables a greater level of automation possibilities, higher combustion efficiencies and a very limited moisture content.

 

OCI works closely with its partners to ensure coherent supply channels across a range of grades which are vital as wood specifications must remain continuous for the end users’ processing consistency.

 
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RDF/SRF (Alt. fuel)

RDF and SRF are both fuels with origins in waste collected and processed within the commercial and industrial market. RDF can include biodegradable material, as well as plastics, and has a lower calorific value than SRF. SRF is a high quality alternative to fossil fuels and is produced from commercial waste including paper, card, wood, textiles and plastic. It can be formed into a range of specifications to meet customer requirements.

Producing RDF and SRF is the wiser and more environmentally friendly alternative to landfilling. The lower processing carbon emissions far outweigh the emissions associated with transporting the reclaimed fuel and is leading the way to the future of waste recycling in Europe.

OCI uses its network of supply facilities and ports to provide RDF and SRF to customers in the UK and Europe. We are experienced in the production, transport and testing of these materials and have the ability to tailor make fuels specific to all customers’ needs.

 

Tyre Derived Fuel (TDF)

As an extension of our operations in rubber, we have developed outlets for every component that is produced during the pyrolysis process, specifically the oil component.

 

From tyres comes a valuable fuel with a calorific value comparable to crude and similarly capable of powering factories, mills and kilns. This is a fairly new technology that is on the cusp of expansion and OCI has positioned itself with a strong foothold in the market.

 

Additionally, coal oil is a further development of our coal business. Obtained from the destructive distillation of coal, it provides a closely comparable chemical compound to that of kerosene and a by-product similar to diesel, both of which are used frequently in industry around the world.