A Yen for Japan

A brilliant new idea and device gets our storyteller caught in a David and Goliath vice

So you are asked by your association of cities to investigate a new technology to recycle tires, a real environmental nemesis. The inventor invites you to his small shop and you check out the equipment which works wonderfully. A few days later you are invited to dine with several suits who represent one of the largest corporations in the country. They have the same technology… or do they?