Pierre LaurentPierre Laurent has been working for Michelin as a material designer in various domains for the past ten years. He is now in charge of developing new reinforcing fillers with a strong focus on sustainability and performances. Pierre holds an chemical engineering degree and a PhD in organometallic chemistry.
Progress on the Bridgestone & Michelin initiative to increase use of rCB
To achieve their publicly shared ambitions of 100% sustainable materials in tyres by 2050, Bridgestone and Michelin have both identified the use of RCB from ELT as a key lever, as well as one of the key challenges. We have noticed a highly fragmented ELT pyrolysis marketplace, with a continuous inflow of new actors with new ELT pyrolysis technologies, often proven at prototype scale but unproven at industrial scale. Bridgestone and Michelin propose pathway to increased use of recovered carbon black to achieve a more sustainable mobility ecosystem.