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  • Rows of solar panels and wind turbines along the bank of a river.

    The energy transition mines of tomorrow

    K. Warner, For Metal Tech News|Updated Dec 16, 2023

    The ages of human history have been defined from stone to iron, from hunting to husbandry, and from industry to information. The latest change has come not through any one revolutionary commodity or tool but in an overall shift from resource consumption to one of stewardship. "The argument could be made that, with the clean energy transition, we're exchanging a fossil fuel-based energy system with a metals-based energy system," said Scott Odell, MIT Environmental Solutions...

  • A simplified infograph showing the premise of a circular economy.

    Rethinking green energy circular economy

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Upon completion of an exhaustive review of the circular economy for solar and battery technologies, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that alternatives to recycling – reducing the use of virgin materials in manufacturing, reusing for new applications, and extending product life spans – may offer untapped potential to build an effective circular economy for renewable energy. As demand for photovoltaic (PV) panels and...

  • American Manganese RecycLiCo battery recycling Solar Impulse Foundation

    RecycLiCo wins Efficient Solution Label

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Recently, American Manganese Inc., inventor of the patented RecycLiCo closed-loop lithium-ion battery cathode recycling process was awarded the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label, joining the ranks of positive impact businesses to protect the environment and is awarded to serve as a label for clean and profitable solutions. "We are pleased that our RecycLiCo process was awarded the Solar Impulse Efficient Label," said American Manganese President and CEO Larry Reaugh....

  • Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Center in Technology Metals UK Exeter

    UK launches total tech metal recycling

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    The Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Center in Technology Metals, one of five new centers recently announced by the United Kingdom government, aims to revolutionize how technology crucial to clean energy and digital technologies are used and recycled in the country. Funded as part of a 22.5 million pound government investment, the idea is to explore how to create a circular economy for technology metals such as cobalt, rare earths and lithium that are essential to...