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

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

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
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
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.
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