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‘Making the most of the e-car afterlife’ – Recycling International

The electric vehicle (EV) aftermarket – covering reuse, repair and remanufacturing – could be worth EUR 4.8 billion by 2030 in Europe alone. Christoph Schön of Swiss firm LKQ Corp expects rapid growth beyond that with replacement parts having the biggest market share, mostly thanks to remanuf...
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‘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 ...
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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...
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‘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 i...
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‘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 batt...
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Press Release: Cyclewell Technologies

Cyclewell Technologies’ lithium battery recycling process and equipment system is based on high chemical design standards. With the advantages of advanced recycling technology and intelligent equipment, Cyclewell has solved the problems of high safety risk, serious secondary pollution and poor eco...
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Interview with Jean-François Nogrette, Veolia

ICM: Can you tell me about Veolia’s hazardous waste activities and battery recycling in particular ? Jean-François Nogrette: Veolia has been involved in hazardous waste management for 50 years and it’s now one of our core and fastest growing activities with important expansions in Europe, As...
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Interview with Tero Holländer, Fortum

ICM: What made Fortum decide to enter the battery recycling market? Tero Holländer: As you know, Finland is a major source of primary battery materials and has a long history of implementing low CO2 solutions in its installations. We see that in the future, batteries will of course play an ever-...
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Interview with Gunter Flinspach, Robert Bosch

ICM: What is the current context for Light Means of Transport (LMT) batteries? Gunter Flinspach: Lithium-ion technology is the enabler of the success story of light electric mobility. Over 5 million eBikes have been sold In the European Union last year. This makes the eBike...
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