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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
Jan 31, 2022
Eco-Friendly Micro-Supercapacitors Using Fallen Leaves

Eco-Friendly Micro-Supercapacitors Using Fallen Leaves

A research team has developed a graphene-inorganic-hybrid micro-supercapacitor made of leaves using femtosecond direct laser writing lithography. The advancement of wearable electronic devices is synonymous with innovations in flexible energy storage devices. Of the various energy storage devices, micro-supercapacitors have drawn a great deal of interest for their high electrical power density, long lifetimes, and short charging times.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jan 17, 2022
Veolia Announces First Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Plant in UK

Veolia Announces First Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Plant in UK

Veolia has announced its first electric vehicle battery recycling facility in the UK, which will have the capacity to process 20% of the UK's end of life electric vehicle batteries by 2024.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jan 12, 2022
Unique Models Adopted by Li-ion Battery Recycling Start-Ups

Unique Models Adopted by Li-ion Battery Recycling Start-Ups

IDTechEx have identified a variety of business models adopted by recyclers. Some aim to optimize the transport and collection pathways, via Spoke and Hub or mobile solutions, while others look to license their technologies or sell recycling products.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jan 10, 2022
Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk makes an important biomaterial, because it does not generate an immune response in humans and promotes the growth of cells. It has been used in drug delivery, and because the material is flexible and has favorable technological properties, it is ideal for wearable and implantable health monitoring sensors.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jan 5, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Taking Electric Range and Efficiency to a New Level

Mercedes-Benz Taking Electric Range and Efficiency to a New Level

Range and efficiency are set to define the electric era. Exceptional range will make electric cars suitable for every journey and help to increase overall adoption. Reduced battery size and weight will improve efficiency and Mercedes-Benz engineers are working to take range and efficiency to a new level.
Recycling Technology Progress
Dec 28, 2021
Shellac for Printed Circuits

Shellac for Printed Circuits

More precise, faster, cheaper: Researchers all over the world have been working for years on producing electrical circuits using additive processes such as robotic 3-printing (so-called robocasting) - with great success, but this is now becoming a problem. The metal particles that make such "inks" electrically conductive are exacerbating the problem of electronic waste.
Recycling Technology Progress
Dec 17, 2021
Audi is Increasing Investments in Electromobility

Audi is Increasing Investments in Electromobility

From 2033 on, the future of the Audi brand will be fully electric. The company is continuing to pick up speed along the way: Audi doubled the number of fully electric models in its range in 2021. That means that Audi is putting more electric cars than combustion engines on the market in the current year.
Recycling Technology Progress
Dec 15, 2021
Batteries of the Future Could be Paper-Thin and Biodegradable

Batteries of the Future Could be Paper-Thin and Biodegradable

Scientists have developed paper-thin biodegradable zinc batteries that could one day become an environmentally sustainable option for powering flexible and wearable electronic systems. The zinc batteries are made up of electrodes screen-printed on to both sides of a piece of cellulose paper that has been reinforced with hydrogel.
Recycling Technology Progress
Dec 10, 2021
Ford - First Vehicle Parts Made of 100% Recycled Ocean Plastic

Ford - First Vehicle Parts Made of 100% Recycled Ocean Plastic

Consumer products made from recycled ocean plastics include everything from sunglasses and T-shirts to running shoes and yarn. Now, Ford is adding to its legacy as a leader in sustainability and is the first automaker to use 100% recycled ocean plastics to produce automotive parts.
Recycling Technology Progress
Dec 6, 2021
Salvaging Rare Earth Elements from Electronic Waste

Salvaging Rare Earth Elements from Electronic Waste

Manufacturers rely on rare earth elements, like neodymium, to create strong magnets used in motors for electronics including hybrid cars, aircraft generators, loudspeakers, hard drives and in-ear headphones. But mineral deposits containing neodymium are hard to reach and are found in just a few places on Earth.
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
Jan 31, 2022
Eco-Friendly Micro-Supercapacitors Using Fallen Leaves

Eco-Friendly Micro-Supercapacitors Using Fallen Leaves

A research team has developed a graphene-inorganic-hybrid micro-supercapacitor made of leaves using femtosecond direct laser writing lithography. The advancement of wearable electronic devices is synonymous with innovations in flexible energy storage devices. Of the various energy storage devices, micro-supercapacitors have drawn a great deal of interest for their high electrical power density, long lifetimes, and short charging times.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jan 12, 2022
Unique Models Adopted by Li-ion Battery Recycling Start-Ups

Unique Models Adopted by Li-ion Battery Recycling Start-Ups

IDTechEx have identified a variety of business models adopted by recyclers. Some aim to optimize the transport and collection pathways, via Spoke and Hub or mobile solutions, while others look to license their technologies or sell recycling products.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jan 5, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Taking Electric Range and Efficiency to a New Level

Mercedes-Benz Taking Electric Range and Efficiency to a New Level

Range and efficiency are set to define the electric era. Exceptional range will make electric cars suitable for every journey and help to increase overall adoption. Reduced battery size and weight will improve efficiency and Mercedes-Benz engineers are working to take range and efficiency to a new level.
Recycling Technology Progress
Dec 17, 2021
Audi is Increasing Investments in Electromobility

Audi is Increasing Investments in Electromobility

From 2033 on, the future of the Audi brand will be fully electric. The company is continuing to pick up speed along the way: Audi doubled the number of fully electric models in its range in 2021. That means that Audi is putting more electric cars than combustion engines on the market in the current year.
Recycling Technology Progress
Dec 10, 2021
Ford - First Vehicle Parts Made of 100% Recycled Ocean Plastic

Ford - First Vehicle Parts Made of 100% Recycled Ocean Plastic

Consumer products made from recycled ocean plastics include everything from sunglasses and T-shirts to running shoes and yarn. Now, Ford is adding to its legacy as a leader in sustainability and is the first automaker to use 100% recycled ocean plastics to produce automotive parts.
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.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jan 17, 2022
Veolia Announces First Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Plant in UK

Veolia Announces First Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Plant in UK

Veolia has announced its first electric vehicle battery recycling facility in the UK, which will have the capacity to process 20% of the UK's end of life electric vehicle batteries by 2024.
Recycling Technology Progress
Jan 10, 2022
Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk makes an important biomaterial, because it does not generate an immune response in humans and promotes the growth of cells. It has been used in drug delivery, and because the material is flexible and has favorable technological properties, it is ideal for wearable and implantable health monitoring sensors.
Recycling Technology Progress
Dec 28, 2021
Shellac for Printed Circuits

Shellac for Printed Circuits

More precise, faster, cheaper: Researchers all over the world have been working for years on producing electrical circuits using additive processes such as robotic 3-printing (so-called robocasting) - with great success, but this is now becoming a problem. The metal particles that make such "inks" electrically conductive are exacerbating the problem of electronic waste.
Recycling Technology Progress
Dec 15, 2021
Batteries of the Future Could be Paper-Thin and Biodegradable

Batteries of the Future Could be Paper-Thin and Biodegradable

Scientists have developed paper-thin biodegradable zinc batteries that could one day become an environmentally sustainable option for powering flexible and wearable electronic systems. The zinc batteries are made up of electrodes screen-printed on to both sides of a piece of cellulose paper that has been reinforced with hydrogel.
Recycling Technology Progress
Dec 6, 2021
Salvaging Rare Earth Elements from Electronic Waste

Salvaging Rare Earth Elements from Electronic Waste

Manufacturers rely on rare earth elements, like neodymium, to create strong magnets used in motors for electronics including hybrid cars, aircraft generators, loudspeakers, hard drives and in-ear headphones. But mineral deposits containing neodymium are hard to reach and are found in just a few places on Earth.
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