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Hercules Global Oil and Tire Recycling Plant Built in Senegal

A recycling plant for oil and end-of-life tires has been built by Hercules Global in the Sandiara Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Senegal.

August 8, 2023

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A recycling plant for oil and end-of-life tires has been built by Hercules Global in the Sandiara Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Senegal.

The new facility was established to recycle motor oil and tires into lubricants and carbon black that will be used within the automotive sector.

The facility consists of three separate plants: a lubricant mixing unit with three million ton per annum capacity; a tire recycling plant for reusable carbon black; and an aluminum alloy plant. The materials recovered from tires and oil are to be marketed in Senegal only while the aluminum recycling products will be sold and shipped to Toyota.

“We are cleaning the country,” commented Manoj Solanki, founder of Hercules. “I noticed that freight had gotten too [expensive] before Covid, and Senegal didn’t have its own lubricant manufacturing industry. I saw the potential to establish one here and also supply neighboring countries.”

Along with this, Hercules is also attempting to establish Senegal as a base for exporting to neighboring countries.

“We’re looking into lubricant sales to countries like Burkina Faso, Mali, and The Gambia. In the coming years, we will open showrooms and expand our presence in the region,” said Solanki. 

Read the full article here.

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