Harvest Power of Tire Recycling for Green Energy

Target: Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of U.S. Department of Energy

Goal: Advocate for technology that turns used tires into electric vehicle battery resources.

Over a quarter of a billion used tires are discarded in the United States every year. Not even half of this waste is recycled and given new purpose. A startup based in Chile wants to change course and transform tires from contributors to the climate crisis into sustainable eco-warriors.

The company has apparently found a way to burn tires in a more environmentally friendly manner and in the process obtain a type of graphite material that can be used to create effective batteries for electric vehicles (EVs). Utilizing this material could provide a better alternative to current lithium-ion battery technologies that come with their own sets of ecological concerns. It could also solve the problem of safely disposing of tires that scarcely degrade.

Sign the petition below to encourage investment in this promising recycling initiative.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Granholm,

Electric vehicles have been touted as vital lynchpins in green energy aims. Yet the batteries that currently power these vehicles have come under scrutiny themselves. Chilean-based T-Phite aims to provide a more eco-friendly solution to EV battery power by taking advantage of an unlikely source: used tires.

The tires, when subjected to a pyrolysis technique, can generate materials important for helping electricity travel through these batteries. This process can not only help create better EV batteries, but it can also address the tremendous (and environmentally detrimental) waste left behind by the hundreds of millions of tires discarded every year in America alone. Please look into this initiative as a strong investment for a greener and cleaner nation.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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