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The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

Recycling Technology Progress
Nov 26, 2021
FREYR Joins Fair Cobalt Alliance

FREYR Joins Fair Cobalt Alliance

FREYR Battery has become a member of the Fair Cobalt Alliance to underscore FREYR's commitment to developing a sustainable global battery industry.
Recycling Technology Progress
Nov 17, 2021
Northvolt Produces First Fully Recycled Battery Cell

Northvolt Produces First Fully Recycled Battery Cell

Northvolt has produced its first battery cell with 100% recycled nickel, manganese and cobalt and now aims towards scale-up of recycling facilities in Sweden.
Recycling Technology Progress
Nov 12, 2021
Webinar: Highlights of IDTechEx Energy Storage Research 2021

Webinar: Highlights of IDTechEx Energy Storage Research 2021

Tuesday 16 November 2021 - An Array of Choices for Battery and Energy Storage Technology. Pros and cons of solid-state batteries compared with conventional lithium-ion batteries, the current market status, future trends, and pack design consideration; Special form factor enabled by solid-state batteries; and much more.
Recycling Technology Progress
Nov 9, 2021
Creating Solar Cells and Glass from Wood or Tons of Biowaste

Creating Solar Cells and Glass from Wood or Tons of Biowaste

A digital, urbanised world consumes huge amounts of raw materials that could hardly be called environmentally friendly. One promising solution may be found in renewable raw materials, according to research
Recycling Technology Progress
Nov 4, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Friday 12 November 2021 - covering recent progress with smart cities and what is likely to happen in 2022. It deals with both new cities and existing ones that are radically modernising. Learn how the objectives are now far more ambitious
Recycling Technology Progress
Nov 3, 2021
First 3D Printing Filaments Made From Post-Consumer Single Use Plastic

First 3D Printing Filaments Made From Post-Consumer Single Use Plastic

Single-use plastic waste has been successfully transformed into 3D printing filaments - which will eventually be used by businesses to make sustainable new products - as part of a multi-million pound international research project, led by Manchester Metropolitan University.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Direct recycling of lithium-ion batteries

Direct recycling of lithium-ion batteries

Direct recycling involves reactivating the battery material to recover capacity lost during cycling. Unlike pyro- and hydrometallurgical methods, the crystal structure of Li-ion cathodes is prevented from being broken down.
Recycling Technology Progress
Oct 25, 2021
Material Derived From Trees for Electrolytes in Next-Gen Batteries

Material Derived From Trees for Electrolytes in Next-Gen Batteries

In pursuit of batteries that deliver more power and operate more safely, researchers are working to replace the liquids commonly used in today's lithium ion batteries with solid materials. Now, a research team has developed a new material for use in solid-state batteries that's derived from an unlikely source: trees.
Recycling Technology Progress
Oct 13, 2021
Researchers Breathe New Life into Paper Books with the Magic Bookmark

Researchers Breathe New Life into Paper Books with the Magic Bookmark

Researchers have developed a new, cost-effective, ecological solution for augmenting the printed page with rich, up-to-date digital content. The development overcomes one of the most significant advantages e-books have over paper books, helping paper maintain its strong position in its competition with electronic media.
External Company Press Release
Recyclus Group Ltd to Take Delivery of Lead Acid Battery Breaker

Recyclus Group Ltd to Take Delivery of Lead Acid Battery Breaker

Recyclus is on the forefront of both lithium-ion and lead acid battery recycling, and the breaker will add new capabilities for Recyclus with regard to the latter technology. The breaker allows Recyclus to take advantage of the burgeoning demand for lead-acid batteries through the retrieval, recycling and repurposing of used battery stock.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 27, 2021
Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Molex is a major manufacturer of printed electronics, flexible circuitry, sensor solutions, and user interface for a wide variety of applications. IDTechEx caught up with marketing analyst Kylie Pessetti of the Printed Circuit Solutions business unit (PCSBU) to find out about its capabilities in the manufacture of printed and flexible electronics.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 9, 2021
UL and Hyundai to Advance Second Life Battery Safety, Performance

UL and Hyundai to Advance Second Life Battery Safety, Performance

UL and Hyundai Motor Company have entered into an agreement to help further the safe deployment and use of second life battery energy storage systems.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 9, 2021
A Dissolvable Smartwatch Makes for Easier Electronics Recycling

A Dissolvable Smartwatch Makes for Easier Electronics Recycling

Small electronics, including smartwatches and fitness trackers, aren't easily dismantled and recycled. So when a new model comes out, most users send the old devices into hazardous waste streams. To simplify small electronics recycling, researchers have developed a two-metal nanocomposite for circuits that disintegrates when submerged in water. They demonstrated the circuits in a prototype transient device — a functional smartwatch that dissolved within 40 hours.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 5, 2021
Technique for Recycling Nanowires in Electronics

Technique for Recycling Nanowires in Electronics

Researchers have demonstrated a low-cost technique for retrieving nanowires from electronic devices that have reached the end of their utility and then using those nanowires in new devices. The work is a step toward more sustainable electronics.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 4, 2021
Meet the BeBot, a Beach Cleaning Robot

Meet the BeBot, a Beach Cleaning Robot

Walk any beach or coastline around the world and you're bound to encounter some form of plastic pollution. Plastic waste isn't just an eyesore that impacts tourism and local economies; it's also an environmental hazard that can harm wildlife and degrade crucial coastal ecosystems.
External Company Press Release
Partnership to Turn Tonnes of Waste Plastic into Clean Energy

Partnership to Turn Tonnes of Waste Plastic into Clean Energy

Riverrecycle partners with Clean Planet Energy in Southeast Asia to turn thousands of tonnes of waste-plastics from the environment into ultra-clean energy
Recycling Technology Progress
Jun 28, 2021
New Soft Electronics Don't Break Even When Punctured

New Soft Electronics Don't Break Even When Punctured

Want a smartphone that stretches, takes damage, and still doesn't miss a call? A team of researchers has created a new type of soft electronics, paving the way for devices that are self-healing, reconfigurable, and recyclable. These skin-like circuits are soft and stretchy, sustain numerous damage events under load without losing electrical conductivity, and can be recycled to generate new circuits at the end of a product's life.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jun 28, 2021
Recycling Next-Generation Solar Panels Fosters Green Planet

Recycling Next-Generation Solar Panels Fosters Green Planet

Tossing worn-out solar panels into landfills may soon become electronics waste history. Designing a recycling strategy for a new, forthcoming generation of photovoltaic solar cells - made from metal halide perovskites, a family of crystalline materials with structures like the natural mineral calcium titanate - will add a stronger dose of environmental friendliness to a green industry.
External Company Press Release
EU Project ReProSolar for Complete Recycling of Photovoltaics

EU Project ReProSolar for Complete Recycling of Photovoltaics

Evonik is part of the ReProSolar project, which aims at developing a highly efficient and special process for the recycling of end-of-life photovoltaic modules.
Recycling Technology Progress
Nov 26, 2021
FREYR Joins Fair Cobalt Alliance

FREYR Joins Fair Cobalt Alliance

FREYR Battery has become a member of the Fair Cobalt Alliance to underscore FREYR's commitment to developing a sustainable global battery industry.
Recycling Technology Progress
Nov 12, 2021
Webinar: Highlights of IDTechEx Energy Storage Research 2021

Webinar: Highlights of IDTechEx Energy Storage Research 2021

Tuesday 16 November 2021 - An Array of Choices for Battery and Energy Storage Technology. Pros and cons of solid-state batteries compared with conventional lithium-ion batteries, the current market status, future trends, and pack design consideration; Special form factor enabled by solid-state batteries; and much more.
Recycling Technology Progress
Nov 4, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Friday 12 November 2021 - covering recent progress with smart cities and what is likely to happen in 2022. It deals with both new cities and existing ones that are radically modernising. Learn how the objectives are now far more ambitious
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Direct recycling of lithium-ion batteries

Direct recycling of lithium-ion batteries

Direct recycling involves reactivating the battery material to recover capacity lost during cycling. Unlike pyro- and hydrometallurgical methods, the crystal structure of Li-ion cathodes is prevented from being broken down.
Recycling Technology Progress
Oct 13, 2021
Researchers Breathe New Life into Paper Books with the Magic Bookmark

Researchers Breathe New Life into Paper Books with the Magic Bookmark

Researchers have developed a new, cost-effective, ecological solution for augmenting the printed page with rich, up-to-date digital content. The development overcomes one of the most significant advantages e-books have over paper books, helping paper maintain its strong position in its competition with electronic media.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 27, 2021
Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Molex is a major manufacturer of printed electronics, flexible circuitry, sensor solutions, and user interface for a wide variety of applications. IDTechEx caught up with marketing analyst Kylie Pessetti of the Printed Circuit Solutions business unit (PCSBU) to find out about its capabilities in the manufacture of printed and flexible electronics.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 9, 2021
A Dissolvable Smartwatch Makes for Easier Electronics Recycling

A Dissolvable Smartwatch Makes for Easier Electronics Recycling

Small electronics, including smartwatches and fitness trackers, aren't easily dismantled and recycled. So when a new model comes out, most users send the old devices into hazardous waste streams. To simplify small electronics recycling, researchers have developed a two-metal nanocomposite for circuits that disintegrates when submerged in water. They demonstrated the circuits in a prototype transient device — a functional smartwatch that dissolved within 40 hours.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 4, 2021
Meet the BeBot, a Beach Cleaning Robot

Meet the BeBot, a Beach Cleaning Robot

Walk any beach or coastline around the world and you're bound to encounter some form of plastic pollution. Plastic waste isn't just an eyesore that impacts tourism and local economies; it's also an environmental hazard that can harm wildlife and degrade crucial coastal ecosystems.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jun 28, 2021
New Soft Electronics Don't Break Even When Punctured

New Soft Electronics Don't Break Even When Punctured

Want a smartphone that stretches, takes damage, and still doesn't miss a call? A team of researchers has created a new type of soft electronics, paving the way for devices that are self-healing, reconfigurable, and recyclable. These skin-like circuits are soft and stretchy, sustain numerous damage events under load without losing electrical conductivity, and can be recycled to generate new circuits at the end of a product's life.
External Company Press Release
EU Project ReProSolar for Complete Recycling of Photovoltaics

EU Project ReProSolar for Complete Recycling of Photovoltaics

Evonik is part of the ReProSolar project, which aims at developing a highly efficient and special process for the recycling of end-of-life photovoltaic modules.
Recycling Technology Progress
Nov 17, 2021
Northvolt Produces First Fully Recycled Battery Cell

Northvolt Produces First Fully Recycled Battery Cell

Northvolt has produced its first battery cell with 100% recycled nickel, manganese and cobalt and now aims towards scale-up of recycling facilities in Sweden.
Recycling Technology Progress
Nov 9, 2021
Creating Solar Cells and Glass from Wood or Tons of Biowaste

Creating Solar Cells and Glass from Wood or Tons of Biowaste

A digital, urbanised world consumes huge amounts of raw materials that could hardly be called environmentally friendly. One promising solution may be found in renewable raw materials, according to research
Recycling Technology Progress
Nov 3, 2021
First 3D Printing Filaments Made From Post-Consumer Single Use Plastic

First 3D Printing Filaments Made From Post-Consumer Single Use Plastic

Single-use plastic waste has been successfully transformed into 3D printing filaments - which will eventually be used by businesses to make sustainable new products - as part of a multi-million pound international research project, led by Manchester Metropolitan University.
Recycling Technology Progress
Oct 25, 2021
Material Derived From Trees for Electrolytes in Next-Gen Batteries

Material Derived From Trees for Electrolytes in Next-Gen Batteries

In pursuit of batteries that deliver more power and operate more safely, researchers are working to replace the liquids commonly used in today's lithium ion batteries with solid materials. Now, a research team has developed a new material for use in solid-state batteries that's derived from an unlikely source: trees.
External Company Press Release
Recyclus Group Ltd to Take Delivery of Lead Acid Battery Breaker

Recyclus Group Ltd to Take Delivery of Lead Acid Battery Breaker

Recyclus is on the forefront of both lithium-ion and lead acid battery recycling, and the breaker will add new capabilities for Recyclus with regard to the latter technology. The breaker allows Recyclus to take advantage of the burgeoning demand for lead-acid batteries through the retrieval, recycling and repurposing of used battery stock.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 9, 2021
UL and Hyundai to Advance Second Life Battery Safety, Performance

UL and Hyundai to Advance Second Life Battery Safety, Performance

UL and Hyundai Motor Company have entered into an agreement to help further the safe deployment and use of second life battery energy storage systems.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 5, 2021
Technique for Recycling Nanowires in Electronics

Technique for Recycling Nanowires in Electronics

Researchers have demonstrated a low-cost technique for retrieving nanowires from electronic devices that have reached the end of their utility and then using those nanowires in new devices. The work is a step toward more sustainable electronics.
External Company Press Release
Partnership to Turn Tonnes of Waste Plastic into Clean Energy

Partnership to Turn Tonnes of Waste Plastic into Clean Energy

Riverrecycle partners with Clean Planet Energy in Southeast Asia to turn thousands of tonnes of waste-plastics from the environment into ultra-clean energy
Recycling Technology Progress
Jun 28, 2021
Recycling Next-Generation Solar Panels Fosters Green Planet

Recycling Next-Generation Solar Panels Fosters Green Planet

Tossing worn-out solar panels into landfills may soon become electronics waste history. Designing a recycling strategy for a new, forthcoming generation of photovoltaic solar cells - made from metal halide perovskites, a family of crystalline materials with structures like the natural mineral calcium titanate - will add a stronger dose of environmental friendliness to a green industry.
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