Aurubis, German metals supplier, is investing almost $700 million in a new secondary smelter for complex recycling materials in Richmond County, Georgia.

November 9, 2023

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Aurubis, German metals supplier, is investing almost $700 million in a new secondary smelter for complex recycling materials in Richmond County, Georgia.

The new facility is considered the first of its kind in North America and the smelter will be commissioned in the second half of 2024. An expansion to the plant is already in progress which will increase the facility’s total processing capacity to 180,000tpa of complex recycling materials.

Aurubis, a main driver behind the investment in Georgia, aims to establish a reliable and sustainable supply chain, which wants to return more from recyclable materials. The company is also committing to investing more than $200,000 in the community for scholarships and job training programs for young workers.

“By building this state-of-the-art recycling plant, Aurubis is creating long-term, secure jobs for more than 200 people here in an industry that is strategically important to the US: The metals we return to circulation are essential to the mobility and energy transition and an important contribution to the electrical vehicle ecosystem – this also fits perfectly to Georgia’s Electric Mobility and Innovation Alliance initiative,” said Inge Hofkens, Aurubis multimetal recycling chief operations officer.

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