Automotive media company Cox Enterprises announced that its Golden Isles Conservation Center, located in Nahunta, Georgia, is bringing a new technology to the U.S. and making a positive impact on the environment.
The Center utilizes an Italian pyrolysis technology that is being used for the first time in the U.S. The eco-friendly process utilizes organic materials such as wood chips to generate heat, which breaks down tires into their original components and produces synthesis oil, carbon black, synthesis gas and steel.
"The Golden Isles Conservation Center shows that technology plays an important role in solving global environmental issues," said Cox Enterprises Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Alex Taylor in a press release.
"This facility is another example of how committed we are to sustainability. This technology has been proven in Europe, and I'm excited that we're bringing it to the United States and benefitting a local community's economy."
Initially focused on tires, the Center will serve as an R&D facility and explore repurposing additional waste stream products. The Center is part of the company's national Cox Conserves sustainability program, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The program focuses on reducing waste and energy consumption, as well as conserving water.