JB Straubel Plans Circular Supply Chain For Batteries, With Emphasis On USA

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 03:50:30 +0000

Redwood Materials wants to build a US battery factory with a capacity of 500 GWh a year.

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Automated Disassembly Line Aims to Make Battery Recycling Safer, Faster

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 23:29:02 +0000

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed a robotic disassembly system for used electric vehicle batteries to make the process safer, more efficient and less costly. Credit: Jenny Woodbery/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy Originally published by Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed […]

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There Are Answers & Solutions To The Many EV Battery Questions & Concerns People Have

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2021 22:30:41 +0000

Even before EVs, I was keen to recycle batteries. ALDI stores do a great service with recycling bins. I just have to remember to take the dead ones with me shopping. Everyone is now accustomed to battery-powered devices, but since I have bought a Tesla, the questions I get seem to focus on EVs as […]

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Reverse Vending Machine That Pays Cash For Plastic — CleanTechnica Interview

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 20:08:55 +0000

Olyns has launched what is technically a reverse vending machine that will make it easier (or more personally worthwhile) for consumers to recycle plastic. The elegant and convenient solution is aimed at helping to meet the 1 billion pounds of commercial demand for recycled plastic (rPET). I got to chat with the founder and CEO […]

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Li-Cycle & Helbiz Partner to Advance Battery Recycling in Micro-Mobility

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:54:02 +0000

Li-Cycle, which is focused on providing customer-centric, end-of-life solutions for lithium-ion batteries while also creating a secondary supply of critical battery materials, has announced a partnership with Helbiz. Helbiz focuses on micro-mobility, and together, the two companies are partnering up to create a safe and sustainable recycling solution for end-of-life lithium-ion batteries used in e-scooters […]

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BMW Creates Closed-Loop Cycle For Rare-Earth Tungsten

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 18:35:48 +0000

One of the common criticisms leveled against widespread EV adoption is the use of the rare-Earth minerals used in batteries, solar cells, and processors (“chips” as they’re commonly referred to). Those materials are often hard to mine, and expensive, leading to some — let’s go with “questionable” means of acquiring them occurring now and then.  […]

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Growing the Circular Economy: Opportunities for Resource Recycling under China’s Carbon-Neutrality Target

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2021 20:55:41 +0000

Originally published on RMI.org. By Ji Chen, Shuyi Li, & Yanjun Wu For the first time, RMI has examined the vast potential for resource recycling in China and shown how it can serve as an important component of reaching the nation’s zero-carbon goal. Growing the Circular Economy: Opportunities for Resource Recycling under China’s Carbon-Neutrality Target [PDF] quantifies the market […]

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Vestas Is Ushering In The End Of Wind Power Waste

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 22 May 2021 17:05:31 +0000

In a move that the company says will lead to the end of wind power waste, Vestas has formed a coalition of industry and academia to commercialize the full recyclability of wind turbine blades. The coalition, which includes Vestas, Olin Corporation, Danish Technological Institute, and Aarhus University, developed a new technology that will allow circularity […]

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BMW Wants To Produce 10 Million Electric Vehicles By 2030

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 21 May 2021 00:45:33 +0000

BMW Group has set a goal of reducing its CO2 emissions by over 200 million tonnes by the year 2030. Earlier this month the company announced this goal at its Annual General Meeting. This equals well over 20 times the annual CO2 emissions of a city with over a million inhabitants, such as Munich, the […]

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What It Takes To Realize A Circular Economy For Solar Photovoltaic System Materials

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 17:27:27 +0000

NREL Analysts Advance Understanding of Options, Opportunities To Repair, Reuse, or Recycle Solar Photovoltaic System Materials

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