Jul 19, 2021

Grant helps Lafarge Alpena tackle state’s scrap tire problem

ALPENA — Michigan has a scrap tire problem, but Alpena could contribute to the solution.

By mid-2023, Alpena could rid the state of one-fifth of the 10 million scrap tires Michiganders produce each year by allowing Lafarge Alpena to burn 2 million tires a year to heat kilns used in the cement-making process.

The Legislature approved a $3 million grant through the state’s Scrap Tire Regulatory Fund to cover half the cost of the equipment needed to burn tires whole, according to Kirstin Clemens, scrap tire coordinator for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

Source: The Alpena News

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