Florida-based PureCycle Technologies Inc. has reportedly collaborated with the Augusta Economic Development Authority to construct its first cluster facility in the United States to produce ultra-pure rPP (recycled polypropylene) using waste polypropylene (PP).
The Augusta Corporate Park-based 200-acre location will create over 80 manufacturing job opportunities with an initial investment of USD 440 million to fund three 130mm pound lines during the first phase of the project.
The county of Augusta-Richmond was chosen based on the efficient delivery of feed and product supply-chain, a skilled labor market, community support, and the business-friendly environment of Georgia.
PureCycle utilizes proprietary technology for recycling waste PP into ultra-pure rPP for applications in automotive, consumer goods, industrial, building & construction. The company can process a variety of waste PP with different contamination levels.
Pat Wilson, the Commissioner of Georgia Department of Economic Development, supposedly commented that a solution-oriented firm like PureCycle will join the recycling ecosystem being cultivated in Georgia.
Continuing further, he thanked the state legislature, its partners at the Augusta Economic Development Authority, and Governor Brain Kemp for assisting the department in sustaining its pro-business structure, thereby allowing the department to introduce projects like the recycling facility in Georgia.
The Augusta plan will improve the ability of PureCycle to deliver products using a robust process developed to produce 130 mm pounds every year for every processing line, with expansion capacity to build around five more processing lines within Augusta Corporate Park.
By 2025, the company has plans to attain a production capacity of one billion pounds across its network. Here, PureCycle will produce almost-pure rPP from polypropylene. PureCycle’s flagship recycling facility in Ironton, Ohio is being constructed and has already sold output worth of 20 years.
Steven Kendrick, the Chairman of the Augusta Economic Development, supposedly stated that the authority is delighted to accept a growing and innovative company to the Augusta Corporate Park. The facility will bring job opportunities for skilled labor with better salaries in the area, thereby improving the park in a comprehensive way.