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Recylable Wind Turbine Blades Get to Work

Recylable Wind Turbine Blades Get to Work

Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 1, 2022
A Water Activated Disposable Paper Battery

A Water Activated Disposable Paper Battery

A team of researchers have developed a water-activated disposable paper battery. The researchers suggest that it could be used to power a wide range of low-power, single-use disposable electronics - such as smart labels for tracking objects, environmental sensors and medical diagnostic devices - and minimize their environmental impact.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jul 28, 2022
CDs Inexpensively Recycled into Flexible Biosensors

CDs Inexpensively Recycled into Flexible Biosensors

Researchers show how a gold CD's thin metallic layer can be separated from the rigid plastic and fashioned into sensors to monitor electrical activity in human hearts and muscles as well as lactose, glucose, pH and oxygen levels. The sensors can communicate with a smartphone via Bluetooth.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jul 22, 2022
The Car That Cleans the Air While Driving

The Car That Cleans the Air While Driving

The transport sector is a major polluter, producing about a quarter of the EU's total CO2 emissions a few years ago. Passenger cars are responsible for more than 60 percent of these emissions. The amount of CO2 produced by passenger cars is the main reason that researchers wanted to create a car that not only has low emissions in the production process, but also reduces CO2 emissions while driving.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jul 5, 2022
One Step Closer to Fire-Safe, Recyclable Lithium-Metal Batteries

One Step Closer to Fire-Safe, Recyclable Lithium-Metal Batteries

To power our increasingly electrified society, energy storage technology must evolve and adapt to meet the growing demand. Lithium-ion batteries, already essential to myriad technology, will require dramatic improvements in high-energy density, safety, temperature resilience, and environmental sustainability in order to provide the type of emission-free future that so many envision.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jul 4, 2022
€10 Million Project to Recover Raw Materials from Electric Vehicles

€10 Million Project to Recover Raw Materials from Electric Vehicles

The European Commission finances with more than 10 million euros a project to develop new technological processes for the recovery of critical raw materials contained in electric vehicle batteries, through the Horizon Europe programme. A consortium of 18 partners from seven countries will develop this project, known as BATRAW, which is of strategic importance for the EU in reducing its dependence on imports of these critical raw materials, as well as being able to guarantee a stable supply chain in view of the expected growth of the electric mobility market in Europe in the coming years.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jun 17, 2022
Second-Life: Audi E-Tron Batteries Power Electric Rickshaws in India

Second-Life: Audi E-Tron Batteries Power Electric Rickshaws in India

A second life for electric car batteries: The German-Indian start-up Nunam is bringing three electric rickshaws to the roads of India. They are powered by used batteries taken from test vehicles in the Audi e-tron test fleet. The aim of the project is to explore how modules made with high-voltage batteries can be reused after their car life cycle and become a viable second-life use case.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jun 14, 2022
Closed-Loop Additive Manufacturing Fueled by Upcycled Plastic

Closed-Loop Additive Manufacturing Fueled by Upcycled Plastic

Researchers have developed an upcycling approach that adds value to discarded plastics for reuse in additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. The readily adoptable, scalable method introduces a closed-loop strategy that could globally reduce plastic waste and cut carbon emissions tied to plastic production.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jun 14, 2022
Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don't have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the latest sensors and processors that would snap onto a device's internal chip — like LEGO bricks incorporated into an existing build. Such reconfigurable chipware could keep devices up to date while reducing our electronic waste.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Polylactic Acid Plastics

Polylactic Acid Plastics

In 2021, polylactic acid (PLA) was the most widely produced bio-based bioplastic polymer in the world, with almost 460,000 tonnes produced worldwide, representing 18.9% of all bioplastics. PLA is a polyester of lactide monomers, which are derived from the fermentation of biological feedstocks. These can include food agriculture feedstocks like corn, beet, and sugarcane, as well as non-food feedstocks like woody biomass and organic waste feedstocks. PLAs are 100% bio-based and fully biodegradable, although degradation requires industrial composting. In this article, IDTechEx discusses how PLA is manufactured, the fermentation considerations for lactic acid, end-of-life options, applications, players, and opportunities.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jun 10, 2022
World's First Production Ready Solar Car

World's First Production Ready Solar Car

Lightyear 0 was unveiled in an online global premiere. The optimised solar roof and holistic design mean that the car can drive for weeks, even months, without charging.
Recycling Technology Progress
May 24, 2022
Lancia to go 100% Electric From 2026

Lancia to go 100% Electric From 2026

A ten-year plan with a clear electrification strategy, from 2026 the brand will only launch 100% electric models and from 2028 will solely sell 100% electric models. In addition, a wide use of innovative materials will make Lancia the Stellantis brand with the highest percentage of recycled material, with 50% of touchable surfaces made from eco-sustainable materials in order to contribute to building a better world for future generations.
Recycling Technology Progress
May 17, 2022
Reliable and Renewable Biological Photovoltaic Cell

Reliable and Renewable Biological Photovoltaic Cell

Researchers have used a widespread species of blue-green algae to power a microprocessor continuously for a year - and counting - using nothing but ambient light and water. Their system has potential as a reliable and renewable way to power small devices.
External Company Press Release
$102M Funding in 6K To Accelerate Battery Material Production

$102M Funding in 6K To Accelerate Battery Material Production

6K's UniMelt system replaces a three-day, multi-step, high waste chemical co-precipitation (hydro-met) process with one that is ultra-clean and ultra-fast (as low as 2 seconds), powered by a 6000K microwave plasma. Compared to state-of-the-art CAM plants today, 6K uses half the footprint, substantially lower CapEx, and half the conversion costs or less.
Recycling Technology Progress
May 5, 2022
Recycled Glass Waste Replaces Sand in 3D Printing

Recycled Glass Waste Replaces Sand in 3D Printing

Researchers have developed the capability to use recycled glass in 3D printing, opening doors to a more environmentally sustainable way of building and construction.
Recycling Technology Progress
May 3, 2022
Soot Can Help with the Energy Transition

Soot Can Help with the Energy Transition

Turning environmental pollutants into renewable solar energy while reducing carbon emissions may seem like something plucked out of a science-fiction film, but researchers are working to make that proposition a reality.
Recycling Technology Progress
Apr 15, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

As stated at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021, Mercedes-Benz is committed to a faster transition to electric cars. The company aims to at least halve CO2 emissions per passenger car over the lifecycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020 levels.
Recycling Technology Progress
Apr 15, 2022
World's First Quantum Dot LED Lights Developed from Rice Husks

World's First Quantum Dot LED Lights Developed from Rice Husks

Milling rice to separate the grain from the husks produces about 100 million tons of rice husk waste globally each year. Scientists searching for a scalable method to fabricate quantum dots have developed a way to recycle rice husks to create the first silicon quantum dot LED light. Their new method transforms agricultural waste into state-of-the-art light-emitting diodes in a low-cost, environmentally friendly way.
External Company Press Release
Partnership Will Deliver Zero Combustion Power from Hydrogen to Asia

Partnership Will Deliver Zero Combustion Power from Hydrogen to Asia

SGH2 Energy Global, GS E&C and KOSPO/Southern Power announced a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop, design, build, own and operate the world's first fuel cell power plant that uses hydrogen produced from plastic waste in Ulsan, Korea.
Recycling Technology Progress
Apr 6, 2022
Hard-to-Process Plastic Waste Used for Carbon Capture

Hard-to-Process Plastic Waste Used for Carbon Capture

What seems like a win-win for a pair of pressing environmental problems describes a newly discovered chemical technique to turn waste plastic into an effective carbon dioxide sorbent for industry
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 1, 2022
A Water Activated Disposable Paper Battery

A Water Activated Disposable Paper Battery

A team of researchers have developed a water-activated disposable paper battery. The researchers suggest that it could be used to power a wide range of low-power, single-use disposable electronics - such as smart labels for tracking objects, environmental sensors and medical diagnostic devices - and minimize their environmental impact.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jul 22, 2022
The Car That Cleans the Air While Driving

The Car That Cleans the Air While Driving

The transport sector is a major polluter, producing about a quarter of the EU's total CO2 emissions a few years ago. Passenger cars are responsible for more than 60 percent of these emissions. The amount of CO2 produced by passenger cars is the main reason that researchers wanted to create a car that not only has low emissions in the production process, but also reduces CO2 emissions while driving.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jul 4, 2022
€10 Million Project to Recover Raw Materials from Electric Vehicles

€10 Million Project to Recover Raw Materials from Electric Vehicles

The European Commission finances with more than 10 million euros a project to develop new technological processes for the recovery of critical raw materials contained in electric vehicle batteries, through the Horizon Europe programme. A consortium of 18 partners from seven countries will develop this project, known as BATRAW, which is of strategic importance for the EU in reducing its dependence on imports of these critical raw materials, as well as being able to guarantee a stable supply chain in view of the expected growth of the electric mobility market in Europe in the coming years.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jun 14, 2022
Closed-Loop Additive Manufacturing Fueled by Upcycled Plastic

Closed-Loop Additive Manufacturing Fueled by Upcycled Plastic

Researchers have developed an upcycling approach that adds value to discarded plastics for reuse in additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. The readily adoptable, scalable method introduces a closed-loop strategy that could globally reduce plastic waste and cut carbon emissions tied to plastic production.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Polylactic Acid Plastics

Polylactic Acid Plastics

In 2021, polylactic acid (PLA) was the most widely produced bio-based bioplastic polymer in the world, with almost 460,000 tonnes produced worldwide, representing 18.9% of all bioplastics. PLA is a polyester of lactide monomers, which are derived from the fermentation of biological feedstocks. These can include food agriculture feedstocks like corn, beet, and sugarcane, as well as non-food feedstocks like woody biomass and organic waste feedstocks. PLAs are 100% bio-based and fully biodegradable, although degradation requires industrial composting. In this article, IDTechEx discusses how PLA is manufactured, the fermentation considerations for lactic acid, end-of-life options, applications, players, and opportunities.
Recycling Technology Progress
May 24, 2022
Lancia to go 100% Electric From 2026

Lancia to go 100% Electric From 2026

A ten-year plan with a clear electrification strategy, from 2026 the brand will only launch 100% electric models and from 2028 will solely sell 100% electric models. In addition, a wide use of innovative materials will make Lancia the Stellantis brand with the highest percentage of recycled material, with 50% of touchable surfaces made from eco-sustainable materials in order to contribute to building a better world for future generations.
External Company Press Release
$102M Funding in 6K To Accelerate Battery Material Production

$102M Funding in 6K To Accelerate Battery Material Production

6K's UniMelt system replaces a three-day, multi-step, high waste chemical co-precipitation (hydro-met) process with one that is ultra-clean and ultra-fast (as low as 2 seconds), powered by a 6000K microwave plasma. Compared to state-of-the-art CAM plants today, 6K uses half the footprint, substantially lower CapEx, and half the conversion costs or less.
Recycling Technology Progress
May 3, 2022
Soot Can Help with the Energy Transition

Soot Can Help with the Energy Transition

Turning environmental pollutants into renewable solar energy while reducing carbon emissions may seem like something plucked out of a science-fiction film, but researchers are working to make that proposition a reality.
Recycling Technology Progress
Apr 15, 2022
World's First Quantum Dot LED Lights Developed from Rice Husks

World's First Quantum Dot LED Lights Developed from Rice Husks

Milling rice to separate the grain from the husks produces about 100 million tons of rice husk waste globally each year. Scientists searching for a scalable method to fabricate quantum dots have developed a way to recycle rice husks to create the first silicon quantum dot LED light. Their new method transforms agricultural waste into state-of-the-art light-emitting diodes in a low-cost, environmentally friendly way.
Recycling Technology Progress
Apr 6, 2022
Hard-to-Process Plastic Waste Used for Carbon Capture

Hard-to-Process Plastic Waste Used for Carbon Capture

What seems like a win-win for a pair of pressing environmental problems describes a newly discovered chemical technique to turn waste plastic into an effective carbon dioxide sorbent for industry
Recycling Technology Progress
Jul 28, 2022
CDs Inexpensively Recycled into Flexible Biosensors

CDs Inexpensively Recycled into Flexible Biosensors

Researchers show how a gold CD's thin metallic layer can be separated from the rigid plastic and fashioned into sensors to monitor electrical activity in human hearts and muscles as well as lactose, glucose, pH and oxygen levels. The sensors can communicate with a smartphone via Bluetooth.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jul 5, 2022
One Step Closer to Fire-Safe, Recyclable Lithium-Metal Batteries

One Step Closer to Fire-Safe, Recyclable Lithium-Metal Batteries

To power our increasingly electrified society, energy storage technology must evolve and adapt to meet the growing demand. Lithium-ion batteries, already essential to myriad technology, will require dramatic improvements in high-energy density, safety, temperature resilience, and environmental sustainability in order to provide the type of emission-free future that so many envision.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jun 17, 2022
Second-Life: Audi E-Tron Batteries Power Electric Rickshaws in India

Second-Life: Audi E-Tron Batteries Power Electric Rickshaws in India

A second life for electric car batteries: The German-Indian start-up Nunam is bringing three electric rickshaws to the roads of India. They are powered by used batteries taken from test vehicles in the Audi e-tron test fleet. The aim of the project is to explore how modules made with high-voltage batteries can be reused after their car life cycle and become a viable second-life use case.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jun 14, 2022
Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Engineers Build LEGO-Like Artificial Intelligence Chip

Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don't have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the latest sensors and processors that would snap onto a device's internal chip — like LEGO bricks incorporated into an existing build. Such reconfigurable chipware could keep devices up to date while reducing our electronic waste.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jun 10, 2022
World's First Production Ready Solar Car

World's First Production Ready Solar Car

Lightyear 0 was unveiled in an online global premiere. The optimised solar roof and holistic design mean that the car can drive for weeks, even months, without charging.
Recycling Technology Progress
May 17, 2022
Reliable and Renewable Biological Photovoltaic Cell

Reliable and Renewable Biological Photovoltaic Cell

Researchers have used a widespread species of blue-green algae to power a microprocessor continuously for a year - and counting - using nothing but ambient light and water. Their system has potential as a reliable and renewable way to power small devices.
Recycling Technology Progress
May 5, 2022
Recycled Glass Waste Replaces Sand in 3D Printing

Recycled Glass Waste Replaces Sand in 3D Printing

Researchers have developed the capability to use recycled glass in 3D printing, opening doors to a more environmentally sustainable way of building and construction.
Recycling Technology Progress
Apr 15, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

Mercedes-Benz Aims to Slash CO2 Emissions by More Than 50 Percent

As stated at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021, Mercedes-Benz is committed to a faster transition to electric cars. The company aims to at least halve CO2 emissions per passenger car over the lifecycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020 levels.
External Company Press Release
Partnership Will Deliver Zero Combustion Power from Hydrogen to Asia

Partnership Will Deliver Zero Combustion Power from Hydrogen to Asia

SGH2 Energy Global, GS E&C and KOSPO/Southern Power announced a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop, design, build, own and operate the world's first fuel cell power plant that uses hydrogen produced from plastic waste in Ulsan, Korea.
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