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Metal recovery at IERC 2023

IERC 2023 is the leading event in the Circular Economy Electronics world. The event brings together more than 500 international professionals from production, design, promotion, business development, material supply, recycling, logistics and authorities.

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IERC 2023 Interview with Stephane Burban

ICM: Present Glencore and your activity in a few words.
Stephane Burban: Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 60 responsibly-sourced commodities that advance everyday life. Through a network of assets, customers and suppliers that spans the globe, we produce, process, recycle, source, market and distribute the commodities that enable decarbonisation while meeting the energy needs of today.
Glencore companies employ around 135,000 people, including contractors. With a strong footprint in over 35 countries in both established and emerging regions for natural resources, our marketing and industrial activities are supported by a global network of more than 40 offices.

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ICBR 2022 Recyclers scramble to boost battery metals market share

The global battery recycling market was valued at EUR 10.4 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach EUR 19.2 billion by 2030. ‘The potential growth of battery driven products is incredible,’ says Laurent Cohen of Solvay. ‘However, the input recyclers provide today is but a drop in the ocean in the demand for battery metals.’

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ICBR 2022 South Africa gears up battery recycling

‘There are no dedicated battery recycling facilities set up in South Africa so we are losing valuable materials like lithium and cobalt,’ says Lesego Siwela, applications engineer at Cwenga Technologies. The South African company is one of the first players trying to fill the country’s gap in recycling potential.

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ICBR 2022 – 27th International Congress for Battery Recycling opens in Salzburg, Austria

スイス本拠のICM主催による第27回国際電池リサイクル会議(ICBR)が、14日からオーストリア・ザルツブルグ市のコングレス・ザルツブルグにて16日まで開催された。(16日はワークショップと施設訪問ツアーのみ)今回もMIRUでは会議の全容を現地から報告する。
 2年以上にわたる新型コロナ感染症蔓延による制限措置の後、今年オンサイトの参加者は400人を超え、バーチャル参加者を含めると460人に達し、過去最高となった。参加者の国籍は、欧州が中心だが、EUへの渡航制限がほぼなくなったことから、米国、カナダ、コスタリカ、イスラエル、南アフリカ、ドバイ、インド、日本・中国・韓国など、世界各地から多数が集まった。

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IERC 2023 Preview interview with Raymond Langevoort

ICM: Could you start by presenting Boliden and your activity in a few words?

Raymond Langevoort: Boliden is a base metals company, operating 5 mining areas of which the Aitik copper mine and Garpenberg zinc mine are the two largest mines operated in Sweden. The company’s smelter division operates 6 smelters…

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IARC 2022 The future of the ELV industry is at stake

Olivier FRANCOIS, President of the steering committee IARC, and President of EuRIC, discusses topics raised during this year’s International Automotive Recycling Congress and their possible effects on the ELV industry.

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ICBR 2022 Innovation in battery recycling needed

Innovation in battery recycling is needed, it seems. The proliferation of lithium battery fires that were being discussed at the International Congress on Battery Recycling (ICBR) held this year in Salzburg. Vic Giles asks if lithium batteries should be treated as the ‘problem child’ of the battery industry.

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ICBR 2022 Television report by ORF

International Congress for Battery Recycling 2022: 14 September 2022, Television report by ORF the Austrian national TV station and interviews at ICBR 2022.

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