Glossary of Terms

The British thermal unit (BTU) is a unit of heat defined as the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.
Carbon Black
Carbon black is a paracrystalline carbon which takes the form of a deep black-colored powder. It has reinforcing, tinting and conductive properties, which are utilized across various sectors, most notably the tire industry.
Carbon Credit
Carbon credits are certificates or permitting allowing the owner to emit one tonne of carbon dioxide or the equivalent amount of other greenhouse gasses. Carbon credits may be purchased or traded..
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colorless gas produced by aerobic organisms. It is also produced through the burning of fossil fuels.
Central Appalachian (CAPP) is the benchmark price for coal in the eastern U.S.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are organic compounds comprised of carbon and hydrogen. They are produced through the burning of coal and biofuels and contribute to both air and soil pollution.
Polychlorinated Biphenyl is an organic chlorine compound and known carcinogen.
Pyrolysis is a process through which materials are heated in an inert atmosphere, so that the chemical bonds of the molecules breakdown, thus changing the chemical composition.
Tire-Derived Fuel (TDF) is made from shredded scrap tires. It can be burned on its own or mixed with other fuels for use in kilns, power plants and other industries.