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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


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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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ICBR 2022 Media 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 economy in the lithium battery recycling industry.

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ICBR 2022 Interview with Jean-François Nogrette

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, Asia and North America. It’s the reason why…

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ICBR 2022 Interview with Tero Holländer

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-increasing role in the energy infrastructures of the future. The Fortum group is…

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