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External Company Press Release
First Wind Farm Repowering in Africa

First Wind Farm Repowering in Africa

The Surus Group, through its online platform Escrapalia, has put 73 wind turbines up for public auction. They come from the Koudia Al Baida Wind Farm, located in Morocco.
External Company Press Release
6K Additive Reduces Material Cost, Recycles Metal Powder

6K Additive Reduces Material Cost, Recycles Metal Powder

6K Additive's mission is to provide a solution for global decarbonization in producing performance additive manufacturing materials that are critical to production in markets such as aerospace, medical and industrial applications.
Recycling Technology Progress
Sep 13, 2022
Recycling Materials: Turning Old Batteries into New Ones

Recycling Materials: Turning Old Batteries into New Ones

Sustainability of electric mobility largely depends on the batteries. They contain important resources, such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, and manganese. More than 90% of the materials used in lithium-ion batteries can be recycled.
Recycling Technology Progress
Sep 5, 2022
New Way Found to Turn Plastic into Valuable Products

New Way Found to Turn Plastic into Valuable Products

A method to convert a commonly thrown-away plastic to a resin used in 3D-printing could allow for making better use of plastic waste. A team of researchers developed a simple and efficient way to convert polylactic acid (PLA), a bio-based plastic used in products such as filament, plastic silverware and food packaging to a high-quality resin.
Recycling Technology Progress
Sep 5, 2022
Sustainable Battery has Biodegradable Electrolyte Made From Crab Shell

Sustainable Battery has Biodegradable Electrolyte Made From Crab Shell

Accelerating demand for renewable energy and electric vehicles is sparking a high demand for the batteries that store generated energy and power engines. But the batteries behind these sustainability solutions aren't always sustainable themselves. Scientists have now created a zinc battery with a biodegradable electrolyte from an unexpected source—crab shells.
External Company Press Release
TANAKA Taking Orders 'RE Series' 100% Recycled Precious Metals

TANAKA Taking Orders 'RE Series' 100% Recycled Precious Metals

TANAKA Precious Metals hopes to contribute to the establishment of a Sound Material-Cycle Society, with increased demand for sustainable materials and products, by supplying the RE Series.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 30, 2022
Print, Recycle, Repeat: a Biodegradable Printed Circuit

Print, Recycle, Repeat: a Biodegradable Printed Circuit

Some experts predict that our e-waste problem will only get worse over time, because most electronics on the market today are designed for portability, not recyclability. Tablets and readers, for example, are assembled by gluing circuits, chips, and hard drives to thin layers of plastic, which must be melted to extract precious metals like copper and gold. Burning plastic releases toxic gases into the atmosphere, and electronics wasting away in landfill often contain harmful materials like mercury, lead, and beryllium.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 25, 2022
Wind Turbine Blades Could Someday be Recycled into Sweet Treats

Wind Turbine Blades Could Someday be Recycled into Sweet Treats

Wind power is an increasingly popular form of renewable energy. However, when it's time to replace the huge turbine blades that convert wind into electricity, disposal is a problem. Now, scientists report a new composite resin suitable for making these behemoths that could later be recycled into new turbine blades or a variety of other products, including countertops, car taillights, diapers and even gummy bears.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 24, 2022
Graphene Recovers Gold From Waste Electronics

Graphene Recovers Gold From Waste Electronics

This new, seemingly magical application of graphene works quite straightforwardly: add graphene into a solution containing traces of gold and, after a few minutes, pure gold appears on graphene sheets, with no other chemicals or energy input involved. After this you can extract pure gold by simply burning the graphene off.
External Company Press Release
Funding to Research Clean Hydrogen Generation from Biomass

Funding to Research Clean Hydrogen Generation from Biomass

Funding for researchers at Cranfield University to look at new ways to generate hydrogen energy from biomass has been announced by the Government. The technology would allow biomass - organic products such as wood, grasses or used brewery hops - to be used to generate hydrogen while capturing CO2 emissions at the same time.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 9, 2022
Recylable Wind Turbine Blades Get to Work

Recylable Wind Turbine Blades Get to Work

The first commercial installation of recyclable wind turbine technology recently took place at RWE's Kaskasi offshore wind power project in Germany. It marks a turning point in the long-term sustainability of offshore wind power.
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.
External Company Press Release
First Wind Farm Repowering in Africa

First Wind Farm Repowering in Africa

The Surus Group, through its online platform Escrapalia, has put 73 wind turbines up for public auction. They come from the Koudia Al Baida Wind Farm, located in Morocco.
Recycling Technology Progress
Sep 13, 2022
Recycling Materials: Turning Old Batteries into New Ones

Recycling Materials: Turning Old Batteries into New Ones

Sustainability of electric mobility largely depends on the batteries. They contain important resources, such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, and manganese. More than 90% of the materials used in lithium-ion batteries can be recycled.
Recycling Technology Progress
Sep 5, 2022
Sustainable Battery has Biodegradable Electrolyte Made From Crab Shell

Sustainable Battery has Biodegradable Electrolyte Made From Crab Shell

Accelerating demand for renewable energy and electric vehicles is sparking a high demand for the batteries that store generated energy and power engines. But the batteries behind these sustainability solutions aren't always sustainable themselves. Scientists have now created a zinc battery with a biodegradable electrolyte from an unexpected source—crab shells.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 30, 2022
Print, Recycle, Repeat: a Biodegradable Printed Circuit

Print, Recycle, Repeat: a Biodegradable Printed Circuit

Some experts predict that our e-waste problem will only get worse over time, because most electronics on the market today are designed for portability, not recyclability. Tablets and readers, for example, are assembled by gluing circuits, chips, and hard drives to thin layers of plastic, which must be melted to extract precious metals like copper and gold. Burning plastic releases toxic gases into the atmosphere, and electronics wasting away in landfill often contain harmful materials like mercury, lead, and beryllium.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 24, 2022
Graphene Recovers Gold From Waste Electronics

Graphene Recovers Gold From Waste Electronics

This new, seemingly magical application of graphene works quite straightforwardly: add graphene into a solution containing traces of gold and, after a few minutes, pure gold appears on graphene sheets, with no other chemicals or energy input involved. After this you can extract pure gold by simply burning the graphene off.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 9, 2022
Recylable Wind Turbine Blades Get to Work

Recylable Wind Turbine Blades Get to Work

The first commercial installation of recyclable wind turbine technology recently took place at RWE's Kaskasi offshore wind power project in Germany. It marks a turning point in the long-term sustainability of offshore wind power.
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.
External Company Press Release
6K Additive Reduces Material Cost, Recycles Metal Powder

6K Additive Reduces Material Cost, Recycles Metal Powder

6K Additive's mission is to provide a solution for global decarbonization in producing performance additive manufacturing materials that are critical to production in markets such as aerospace, medical and industrial applications.
Recycling Technology Progress
Sep 5, 2022
New Way Found to Turn Plastic into Valuable Products

New Way Found to Turn Plastic into Valuable Products

A method to convert a commonly thrown-away plastic to a resin used in 3D-printing could allow for making better use of plastic waste. A team of researchers developed a simple and efficient way to convert polylactic acid (PLA), a bio-based plastic used in products such as filament, plastic silverware and food packaging to a high-quality resin.
External Company Press Release
TANAKA Taking Orders 'RE Series' 100% Recycled Precious Metals

TANAKA Taking Orders 'RE Series' 100% Recycled Precious Metals

TANAKA Precious Metals hopes to contribute to the establishment of a Sound Material-Cycle Society, with increased demand for sustainable materials and products, by supplying the RE Series.
Recycling Technology Progress
Aug 25, 2022
Wind Turbine Blades Could Someday be Recycled into Sweet Treats

Wind Turbine Blades Could Someday be Recycled into Sweet Treats

Wind power is an increasingly popular form of renewable energy. However, when it's time to replace the huge turbine blades that convert wind into electricity, disposal is a problem. Now, scientists report a new composite resin suitable for making these behemoths that could later be recycled into new turbine blades or a variety of other products, including countertops, car taillights, diapers and even gummy bears.
External Company Press Release
Funding to Research Clean Hydrogen Generation from Biomass

Funding to Research Clean Hydrogen Generation from Biomass

Funding for researchers at Cranfield University to look at new ways to generate hydrogen energy from biomass has been announced by the Government. The technology would allow biomass - organic products such as wood, grasses or used brewery hops - to be used to generate hydrogen while capturing CO2 emissions at the same time.
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.
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