Audi Hungaria is cooperating with Hungarian pyrolysis company New Energy Kft to deal with tyre waste generated at Audi’s Gyor plant
“It is paramount for our company to use environmentally-friendly technologies not only in manufacturing but also throughout the life cycle of our products, including the recovery of our waste at our waste management partners’ sites. We have introduced a number of sustainability measures over our three decades of operation. Our Mission: Zero environmental programme includes these measures within the brand group and Audi Hungaria,” said Alfons Dintner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi Hungaria. “The application of resource-efficient solutions is a key pillar of our efforts, including, for instance, our Aluminium Closed Loop project, launched three years ago, which has led to the closed-loop recycling of part of the aluminium waste generated during production. Our experts and partners are constantly looking for further ways to reduce our resource consumption and thus reduce our ecological footprint.”
As a result of the cooperation between Audi Hungaria and New Energy Kft., fossil-based raw materials can be replaced by pyrolysis products, thus contributing to sustainable and resource-efficient production processes.
Viktor Váradi, CEO of New Energy Kft, added; “We have spent more than one and a half decades developing chemical recycling to industrial scale to create value for our partners in the transition to a circular economy. Our objective was to create a win-win situation for our customers, society and the environment in an economically viable manner. Our collaboration with Audi Hungaria underlines that we are on the right track to achieving our sustainability goals and can contribute to the sustainability strategy of the automotive industry. Working with our partners, we can achieve measurable results in replacing fossil-based feedstocks and meeting climate targets.”
The cooperation between Audi Hungaria and New Energy has been coordinated and managed by DBH Investment. Büchl Hungaria supported the waste management element of the programme.
Dr. László Ürge, Executive Board Member at DBH Investment, added; “Cooperation between multinational companies and innovative SMEs is essential to translate innovations into industrial practice, especially when implementing the circular economy on an industrial scale. The New Energy technology can turn tyre waste into a renewable source of raw materials for the automotive and other intermediate industries. These collaborations may also validate new technological platforms and innovations. We are honoured that we accelerated the collaboration between two world-class companies in this field.”