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The increasing application of rare earth metals in several key end-use industries is expected to fuel their demand over the next few years. Major sectors such as energy and automotive are exhibiting...
The government has taken ‘the path of least resistance, thereby ignoring the pleas by the many victims of crime to strengthen the Act’, the BMRA complains. The trade body had called for:...
By 2025, recycled lithium will represent 9% of the world’s total lithium battery supply. More than 66% of lithium-ion batteries, or 191 000 tonnes, are expected to be recycled in China by that...
An additional 30 000 tonnes of cobalt and 81 000 tonnes of lithium will be required annually to meet demand by 2021, so says Data specialist Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Is has become obvious that...
It has been over 165 years since two category-four Atlantic hurricanes hit the USA in the same year. ‘The regions ravaged by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma face a recovery period that will...
'Thousands of flooded cars will need to be scrapped, homes and other buildings that were flooded will need to be demolished, generating additional scrap', stresses Pickard. 'Also, there are reports...
To create the battery anodes, the team used a three-step low-cost chemical reaction process. This involves crushing and grinding the glass bottles into a fine white power, a magnesiothermic reduction...
Total mine supply hit 1,330 koz, which represents a decrease of 6.3% year-on-year, thus marking the lowest result since the third quarter of 2014. Recycling is projected to fall by 6% year-on-year to...
  Almost nine million vehicles are ready for scrapping in India, according to Surendra Patawari Borad of Gemini Corporation at the latest Metal Recycling Association of India conference. 'Just...
The automotive sector is 'dominating' the metals recycling market as it requires large volumes of metals for vehicle body and parts manufacturing. A noteworthy increase in consumers' purchasing power...
An estimated 10 000+ people are expected to attend the expo. This includes 400 exhibitors, of which 30% come from abroad. METEF has become a reference point for the ferrous and non-ferrous metals...
Costing US$ 41 million, the facility reflects the Qatar National Vision 2030 of boosting sustainability and supporting green technology. It has been financed by local banks, the government of Qatar...
Recovered from the non-metallic waste fraction of end-of-life vehicles, the Axpoly r-ABS resins are claimed to deliver a carbon footprint saving of two-thirds when compared with virgin ABS made from...
The Indiana project is being supported by the Indiana Economic Development Corp., a state agency that’s promised up to US$ 2 million in conditional tax credits that will be based on the number...
There are around six million cars on Sweden's roads today. Meanwhile, stricter regulations and a surge in eco-entrepreneurialism have enabled remanufacturing to blossom countrywide. Göran Andersson...
Regarding the persistent gap in clean fractioning of 5xxx and 6xxx alloys for recycling, AAI'as technology based on laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is said to yield advantages compared to...
Thanks to a ‘unique chain of different sorting processes’, the Stena Nordic Recycling Centre can also recover the tangled debris that occurs when cars and other complex products are...
The high price of carbon fibre, coupled with a steep increase in its use in the aerospace and automotive industries, is driving the rapid growth in carbon fibre recycling which has attracted the...
The upsurge in aluminium content is most obvious in the rolled and extruded products market, with auto body sheet leading the growth with an expected increase of 110% over the next 10 years. The...
'Waste is what is left behind when our imagination fails,' insisted Professor Christian Ekberg of Chalmers University of Technology at the annual Circular Materials Conference, held recently in the...
Entitled ‘Automotive Aluminum Recycling at End of Life: A Grave-to-Gate Analysis’, this peer-reviewed study was funded by the Aluminum Association and examines how much of the aluminium...
The self-proclaimed ‘human-centric’ car company is essentially striving to optimise the life-cycles of its vehicles while protecting the Earth’s resources. For instance, Volvo is...
Scrapped cars exported from the USA to China reportedly contain millions of dollars’ worth of forgotten pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters every year, according to the Wall Street Journal....
US district judge Marvin Garbis added three years of supervised release to the punishment of Jarred Hazelton, who pretended to be working for the Baltimore department of public works and unlawfully...
Hybrid cars accounted for 27% of Honda’s domestic sales in fiscal year 2015. More than 4.6 million hybrids were on Japanese roads as of March last year, representing approximately 8% of all...
The company had previously forecasted a deficit in excess of 1 million tonnes based on a smaller supply increase of 2%. As regards leading outlets for the light metal, Alcoa is anticipating a global...
The machine is designed to strip end-of-life vehicles 'safely' and is capable of converting a complete chassis into 'manageable parts for the total reclaim of key recyclable products in rapid time'....
The project has been initiated by the Uzbek-Bulgarian joint venture Uz-Prista Recycling which has been created by Bulgaria's Prista Oil Holding EAD and Uznefteproduct JSC of Uzbekistan. Uz-Prista...
An estimated 1.5 million e-car batteries are expected to reach their end-of-life stage by 2030. By then, half of the EDV batteries will be lithium-based with the remainder being the nickel metal...

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