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reTyre Unveils World’s First Carbon-Neutral Tire

reTyre has unveiled the world’s first carbon-neutral tire, featuring 100% reclaimed materials, demonstrating reTyre’s cutting-edge manufacturing technology and commitment to reducing emissions.

A Revolution in Sustainable Tire Manufacturing

The carbon-neutral tire by reTyre incorporates several unique materials, each chosen for its ability to minimize environmental impact:

  • Algae in the Tread: Sourced from algae blooms to restore aquatic ecosystems, preventing eutrophication and methane release.
  • Recycled Para-Aramid in the Beads and Puncture Protection: Utilised from used body armor in a closed-loop recycling process, incorporating renewable carbon and reducing waste.
  • Post-Consumer Recyclate (PCR): Sourced from local waste streams with a low CO2-equivalent (Kg CO2-eq).
  • Recycled Fish Nets for the Casing: Collected from the ocean, reducing emissions by 49% and energy use by 15%.

The Path to Carbon Neutrality

Friedemann Ohse, who is leading the Carbon-Neutral Tire Project at reTyre, elaborates on the meticulous process behind achieving carbon neutrality: “The product carbon footprint of this tire is based on our third-party verified LCA, including the end-of-life, which is how we measure all our products. Our production and transportation processes are optimized to be close to zero emissions. End-of-life is reduced to almost zero due to the recycling of the tires. The algae used in the tire has a negative CO2 equivalent, balancing any remaining emissions to achieve a net-zero impact. In this way, we have a carbon-neutral product without using any of the well-known shortcuts, such as carbon quotas, subsidies or other non-product related contributions.”

A Global Effort

reTyre collaborates with suppliers globally to source materials responsibly. Algae are harvested from lakes and oceans worldwide, supported by the UN Ecosystem Restoration Program.

Unique Materials and Manufacturing Possibilities

reTyre offers a 100% sustainable product portfolio, providing brands with a range of sustainable tires without compromising quality. By using bio-based and 100% renewable materials never used in pneumatic tires before, reTyre significantly reduces emissions and produces fully reusable tires. This approach reduces GHG emissions by up to 82% compared to conventional tires, as documented in a third-party verified, cradle-to-cradle LCA.

 “This carbon-neutral tire is at a concept stage and it is a result of continuous innovation that shows what our unique manufacturing is capable of,” Ohse adds.

Always Sustainable Tires

In addition to our groundbreaking carbon-neutral tire, reTyre will showcase the full range of sustainable products, including the new City Range bicycle tire models, designed specifically for urban cyclists. These tires feature:

  • Bio-Based and Sustainable Materials: Renewable raw materials utilizing reusable plant-based elastomers.
  • New Tread Patterns: Enhanced for better performance and grip.
  • Matching Performance: Ensuring eco-friendly cycling without compromising on quality.
  • Low Carbon Footprint: Minimised emissions during production and throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Fully Reusable: All reTyre tires, including the new City Range, are designed to be 100% reusable, setting a new benchmark in tyre sustainability.
  • Full Data Transparency: Providing complete data for compliance and sustainability tracking.

reTyre’s entire product range is sustainable and built around the principle of reusability, a unique offering in the tire manufacturing industry. This ensures that every component of the brand’s tire series can be fully recycled and repurposed, fostering a closed-loop circular economy

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