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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
External Company Press Release
CircuBAT Research Program Set on Reducing Lithium-ion Battery Waste

CircuBAT Research Program Set on Reducing Lithium-ion Battery Waste

Green Cubes Technology announced its participation as a founding member in CircuBAT. CircuBAT is a Swiss research program that aims to create a Swiss circular business model for the production, application, and recycling of Lithium-ion batteries.
Recycling Technology Progress
Mar 22, 2022
First Prototype of 100% Recyclable Wind Turbine Blade

First Prototype of 100% Recyclable Wind Turbine Blade

The ZEBRA (Zero wastE Blade ReseArch) consortium is marking a new step forward on the industry's transition to a circular economy with the production of the first prototype of its 100% recyclable wind turbine blade. The 62m blade was made using Arkema's Elium resin, which is a thermoplastic resin well known for its recyclable properties together with the new high performance Glass Fabrics from Owens Corning.
Recycling Technology Progress
Mar 17, 2022
First Waste-Based 3D Printing Filament

First Waste-Based 3D Printing Filament

UBQ Materials first ever waste-based 3D filament made with UBQ, the company's climate positive thermoplastic, which it developed in partnership with Plastics App, brings a new sustainable option to the additive manufacturing space by enabling 3D printing with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.
Recycling Technology Progress
Mar 15, 2022
Project to Digitise Reusable Packaging

Project to Digitise Reusable Packaging

The project code-named TRACE (Technology-enabled Reusable Assets for a Circular Economy) will use PragmatIC's ultra-low-cost NFC technology to give reusable containers unique digital identities so that the packages can be efficiently and effectively returned and reused.
Recycling Technology Progress
Mar 7, 2022
Energy Harvesting Wearable Made From Recycled Waste

Energy Harvesting Wearable Made From Recycled Waste

Wearable devices could soon be entirely made of recycled waste materials - and powered by human movement, thanks to a new energy-harvesting device developed by researchers.
Recycling Technology Progress
Feb 17, 2022
Yielding 99.9% Pure Graphite from Used Lithium-ion Batteries

Yielding 99.9% Pure Graphite from Used Lithium-ion Batteries

With consistent yields of over 99.9% pure graphite and energy capacity and cycle life on par with virgin battery-grade graphite anode material, Ascend Elements' Hydro-to-Anode process technology has the additional benefit of extending recycling and manufacturing throughput beyond cathode active materials to anode materials as well. This innovation dramatically increases the value of every lithium-ion battery recycled.
External Company Press Release
Stena Recycling's Major Investment in Battery Recycling

Stena Recycling's Major Investment in Battery Recycling

The Swedish Energy Agency gives Stena Recycling SEK 70.7 million in support for the investment in a new battery recycling plant in Halmstad. Stena Recycling's target is to become one of Europe's leading players in the recycling of lithium-ion batteries.
Recycling Technology Progress
Feb 10, 2022
3D Printing Material Based on Wheat Bran

3D Printing Material Based on Wheat Bran

A Polish start-up announces the premiere of its unique filament based on wheat bran. The material was created in accordance with the modern concepts of zero-waste and circular economy - the wheat bran is a production waste resulting from the production of pasta and noodles.
External Company Press Release
Recyclus Opens First Recycling Plant in Tipton

Recyclus Opens First Recycling Plant in Tipton

The Tipton plant aims to increase Recyclus' lead-acid battery recycling production capacity from an estimated 16,000 tonnes in the first full year of production, to circa 80,000 tonnes by 2027.
External Company Press Release
Green Hydrogen From Waste Now a Reality

Green Hydrogen From Waste Now a Reality

Egypt project to produce 300,000 tons of green hydrogen per year. Following a multimillion $ investment, H2-Industries is now poised to undertake several projects which will convert organic waste, including plastic and agricultural waste and even sewage sludge, and turning same into useable hydrogen.
Recycling Technology Progress
Feb 1, 2022
Tonnes of Used Face Masks to Be Turned into Energy

Tonnes of Used Face Masks to Be Turned into Energy

Researchers have developed a new technology for producing cost-effective batteries from medical waste. The authors of the research claim that their technology could turn waste that is difficult to recycle into raw materials, according to a study published in the Journal of Energy Storage.
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
Mar 22, 2022
First Prototype of 100% Recyclable Wind Turbine Blade

First Prototype of 100% Recyclable Wind Turbine Blade

The ZEBRA (Zero wastE Blade ReseArch) consortium is marking a new step forward on the industry's transition to a circular economy with the production of the first prototype of its 100% recyclable wind turbine blade. The 62m blade was made using Arkema's Elium resin, which is a thermoplastic resin well known for its recyclable properties together with the new high performance Glass Fabrics from Owens Corning.
Recycling Technology Progress
Mar 15, 2022
Project to Digitise Reusable Packaging

Project to Digitise Reusable Packaging

The project code-named TRACE (Technology-enabled Reusable Assets for a Circular Economy) will use PragmatIC's ultra-low-cost NFC technology to give reusable containers unique digital identities so that the packages can be efficiently and effectively returned and reused.
Recycling Technology Progress
Feb 17, 2022
Yielding 99.9% Pure Graphite from Used Lithium-ion Batteries

Yielding 99.9% Pure Graphite from Used Lithium-ion Batteries

With consistent yields of over 99.9% pure graphite and energy capacity and cycle life on par with virgin battery-grade graphite anode material, Ascend Elements' Hydro-to-Anode process technology has the additional benefit of extending recycling and manufacturing throughput beyond cathode active materials to anode materials as well. This innovation dramatically increases the value of every lithium-ion battery recycled.
Recycling Technology Progress
Feb 10, 2022
3D Printing Material Based on Wheat Bran

3D Printing Material Based on Wheat Bran

A Polish start-up announces the premiere of its unique filament based on wheat bran. The material was created in accordance with the modern concepts of zero-waste and circular economy - the wheat bran is a production waste resulting from the production of pasta and noodles.
External Company Press Release
Green Hydrogen From Waste Now a Reality

Green Hydrogen From Waste Now a Reality

Egypt project to produce 300,000 tons of green hydrogen per year. Following a multimillion $ investment, H2-Industries is now poised to undertake several projects which will convert organic waste, including plastic and agricultural waste and even sewage sludge, and turning same into useable hydrogen.
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.
External Company Press Release
CircuBAT Research Program Set on Reducing Lithium-ion Battery Waste

CircuBAT Research Program Set on Reducing Lithium-ion Battery Waste

Green Cubes Technology announced its participation as a founding member in CircuBAT. CircuBAT is a Swiss research program that aims to create a Swiss circular business model for the production, application, and recycling of Lithium-ion batteries.
Recycling Technology Progress
Mar 17, 2022
First Waste-Based 3D Printing Filament

First Waste-Based 3D Printing Filament

UBQ Materials first ever waste-based 3D filament made with UBQ, the company's climate positive thermoplastic, which it developed in partnership with Plastics App, brings a new sustainable option to the additive manufacturing space by enabling 3D printing with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.
Recycling Technology Progress
Mar 7, 2022
Energy Harvesting Wearable Made From Recycled Waste

Energy Harvesting Wearable Made From Recycled Waste

Wearable devices could soon be entirely made of recycled waste materials - and powered by human movement, thanks to a new energy-harvesting device developed by researchers.
External Company Press Release
Stena Recycling's Major Investment in Battery Recycling

Stena Recycling's Major Investment in Battery Recycling

The Swedish Energy Agency gives Stena Recycling SEK 70.7 million in support for the investment in a new battery recycling plant in Halmstad. Stena Recycling's target is to become one of Europe's leading players in the recycling of lithium-ion batteries.
External Company Press Release
Recyclus Opens First Recycling Plant in Tipton

Recyclus Opens First Recycling Plant in Tipton

The Tipton plant aims to increase Recyclus' lead-acid battery recycling production capacity from an estimated 16,000 tonnes in the first full year of production, to circa 80,000 tonnes by 2027.
Recycling Technology Progress
Feb 1, 2022
Tonnes of Used Face Masks to Be Turned into Energy

Tonnes of Used Face Masks to Be Turned into Energy

Researchers have developed a new technology for producing cost-effective batteries from medical waste. The authors of the research claim that their technology could turn waste that is difficult to recycle into raw materials, according to a study published in the Journal of Energy Storage.
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