A small UK business acts as the liaisoning office for a consortium building a plant for recycling end-of-life tyres. They will be a partner in a research or development project or help achieve commercial agreements with products/technologies that are ready for market.
The consortium is viewing opportunities to upcycle the carbon produced from the commercial pyrolysis plant.
The scope of the search is very broad from a technology perspective. The carbon can be converted chemically or physically and yield new or well known chemicals for new or well known applications. Examples are not just limited to graphene, nanotubes and suchlike.
Also, the market size can vary as long as these are growth markets and/or the process is profitable.
The company can start various projects with different TRL including R&D and commercialisation.
With an advanced technology, it may be formalised under a commercial agreement with technical assistance or licensing where it suits the case. With technologies under development, the consortium can participate in feasibility and other studies under research or technical cooperation. At a later point, the cooperation may change into licensing or commercial agreements with technical assistance.