Dario Andreani from Chile presented his T-Phite in battery form at The Tire 2022, and the project has moved on since then
The T-Phite project won the Avonni National Innovation Award in the Colbun Energy category. Andreani says; “This has catapulted us, and we have received significant interest from the market in our project and from potential investors for its scaling.
“This has also encouraged the team, and our research has continued to advance by leaps and bounds.
“We have discovered that our T-Phite shows characteristics of graphite, but not just any graphite, but a much more evolved one, which rather meets the characteristics of what is known as Hard Carbon, a next-generation material with much potential. Greater both in its physical and chemical characteristics, reaching capacities four or five times higher than those of commercial graphite. This is tremendous news for us and the world since it has the real potential to solve the energy storage problem and reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions.
“This project is causing such a stir and a good impression that we have been awarded an invitation to participate with a free stand at Move in London on June 21 and 22, the largest Electromobility event in Europe.
This is good news for the tyre recycling sector, which has to find more large-scale uses for tyre-derived materials as possible, as the tyre industry cannot absorb all of its own waste arisings.