"recycling" tag

Fraunhofer to recycle raw materials

Research scientists are developing new separation and sorting techniques for efficient recycling of raw materials in order to answer to rising demand of them in the newly industrializing countries.  The world’s reserves of raw materials…

Novelis’ progress in aluminium recycling

World leader in aluminum rolling and recycling Novelis just issued its 2015 sustainability report, highlighting significant progress toward increasing the use of recycled aluminum and using natural resources more efficiently: At the end of…

Recycling rare earths from electric and hybrid vehicle motors

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have developed a method of extracting rare earths from the drive units and motors of discarded electric and hybrid cars. The method chemically separates rare earth elements…

Aluminum cans are the first in recycling

Aluminum cans are the most recycled and highest value beverage container on the market today, Aluminum Association and Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) reports.  The aluminum can has the highest recycling rate of any…

Fish sperm to extract and recycle rare earth elements

Fish sperm could be employed to extract and recycle rare earth elements (REEs) from used ore and electronic waste. This could provide a very natural, albeit strange, alternative to modern chemical-based extraction methods….

New processes to recover critical and high value materials

Recovering critical & high value metals with a process that minimizes environmental impact. CoLaBATS aims at develop hydrometallurgical (as opposed to pyrometallurgical) processes for the recovery of materials including rare earth metals. These new…

Rare metals: strategies for recycling

The demand for metals such as neodymium (Nd) and dysprosium (Dy) is increasing much faster than production. These metals are used in technologies such as the generators that store power in wind turbines,…

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