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 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
Three Geomega technicians observe REE separation equipment.

More funding for Geomega recycling tech

Developer of clean technologies for the mining, refining, and recycling of rare earths and other critical materials, Geomega Resources Inc. announced it has been awarded a C$3 million grant from the T... — Updated 2/7/2023

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A worker holds a handful of battery metal scrap for recycling.

RecycLiCo battery cathode material shines

Shortly after signing a memorandum of understanding with Korean electronics manufacturer Sonid Inc., RecycLiCo Battery Materials Inc. announced that a Korean manufacturer used cathode material... — Updated 1/25/2023

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Sonid CEO Choi Si-Myung and RecycLiCo CEO Zarko Meseldzija signing MOU.

RecycLiCo signs MOU with Korean Sonid

Battery recycling company RecycLiCo Battery Materials Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding with Korean electronics manufacturer Sonid Inc. signifying the first steps toward a potential commercial... — Updated 1/10/2023

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes

Redwood cinches US Battery Belt campus

As recycling becomes more prominent in the restructuring of basically everything toward decarbonization and electrification, Redwood Materials Inc. announced its biggest move yet, a new battery... — Updated 12/15/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A phone app that shows a diamond being tracked by Everledger technology.

Everledger, Ford battery passport pilot

To encourage greater transparency in the inevitable battery-powered world, Ford Motor Company has partnered with Everledger to deliver the world's first passport pilot for the responsible recycling... — Updated 11/14/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Semplastics CEO Bill Easter and Director of R&D Kyle Marcus with Voltage Award.

Semplastics reveals new DioQuest venture

From its X-MAT subsidiary that turns coal into clean and efficient building materials to its X-BATT subsidiary that recycles spent lithium into new batteries, Semplastics has made a name for itself... — Updated 10/18/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Three white lithium-ion batteries beside a green recycling symbol.

RecycLiCo has closed the loop for lithium

RecycLiCo Battery Materials Inc. announced it has successfully closed the lithium-ion battery supply chain loop with its patented recycling and upcycling process. Closed-loop battery recycling is a... — Updated 10/11/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Technician tests the chemicals inside Lithion Recycling's demonstration plant.

GM adds new link to domestic supply chain

Playing the long game, General Motors Co. announced a strategic investment with Quebec-based Lithion Recycling Inc. to support the automaker's pursuit of an eventual circular battery ecosystem using... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
An RMIT researcher with three columns of concrete produced with PPE.

Discarded PPE makes concrete stronger

Researchers at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology School of Engineering have found that disposable personal protective equipment can be used as reinforcement materials in making structural... — Updated 9/6/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A series of lithium-ion-phosphate cells wired together.

RecycLiCo achieves 99% recovery from LFP

RecycLiCo Battery Materials Inc., in partnership with Kemetco Research Inc., has announced over 99% lithium recovery from its lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery cathode materials process during benc... — Updated 8/30/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A zoomed in photo of a loudspeaker.

UK SCREAMs for recycled REE magnets

Researchers from the Birmingham Energy Institute, along with several partners, are supporting a new grant-funded project to recycle rare earth magnets from electronic waste, electric motors, and wind... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
X-MAT CEO Bill Easter holding prototypes of X-BATT single layer pouch batteries.

X-BATT granted battery recycling patent

X-MAT, the advanced materials division of Semplastics, recently announced it has been granted a United States patent for its electrode fabrication technology, which dramatically increases the storage... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Aqua Metals Aqualyzer pushing out soggy Black Mass with its pilot machines.

Lead to lithium, Aqua Metals recycling

A leading innovator in metals recycling, Aqua Metals Inc. has achieved a new milestone in proving its recycling technology by plating high-purity nickel metal, one atom at a time, from black mass reco... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
An American Manganese recycled battery made from the RecycLiCo process.

RecycLiCo awaits final impact assessment

American Manganese Inc. reported that it has received the preliminary life cycle assessment results for its RecycLiCo lithium-ion battery recycling process and is awaiting the final external review... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Glencore Britishvolt Britannia Refined Metals recycling ecosystem EV gigafactory

EU companies reinforce electric partnership

As part of ongoing efforts to create an electric ecosystem for the United Kingdom, battery manufacturer Britishvolt has partnered with Swedish commodity giant Glencore to develop an industry-leading... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
recycling rare earth elements REE neodymium Pennsylvania State University

Scientists find new way to recycle REE

As rapidly advancing technology leaves behind printed circuit boards, old computers, obsolete televisions, and other electrical devices, mountains of electronic waste, or e-waste, being stockpiled... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Northvolt Revolt lithium battery recycling hydrometallurgical Europe waste

Northvolt produces first recycled battery

European battery supplier Northvolt Nov. 12 announced that its recycling program, Revolt, has produced its first lithium-ion battery cell featuring a nickel-manganese-cobalt cathode entirely from... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
American Manganese RecyLiCo Kemetco Research demonstration plant upscale

RecycLiCo demo plant coming soon

With the vision of commercializing its efficient and environmentally sound RecycLiCo lithium-ion battery cathode recycling process, in tandem with the growing need being driven by the rapid... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
University Birmingham UK REAP HyProMag neodymium-iron-boron speakers recycling

Recycling loudspeaker magnets for REEs

The University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom Sept. 30 announced the completion of a project demonstrating the recycling of loudspeaker magnets for their valuable rare earth elements.... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
American Manganese RecycLiCo black powder battery recycling lithium-ion cathode

RecycLiCo upcycles lithium-ion cathodes

Beyond simply recycling lithium-ion battery materials to be fed into supply chains, American Manganese Inc. is demonstrating that its RecycLiCo process can upcycle the black mass from spent batteries... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
Italvolt American Manganese lithium-ion recycling RecycLiCo Italy Canada

Canada supports RecycLiCo pilot in Italy

American Manganese Inc.'s efforts to develop a cathode recycling facility alongside Italvolt's lithium-ion battery gigafactory in Italy is being bolstered by advisory services and funding from the... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
American Manganese RecycLiCo gigafactory Italvolt Motor Valley Italy EV factory

RecycLiCo going into Italian gigafactory

American Manganese Inc. has entered into a preliminary agreement to develop a lithium-ion battery cathode recycling facility alongside a battery gigafactory being developed in Italy by Italvolt.... — Updated 7/10/2022

 
RecycLiCo American Manganese Kemetco Research rare earth battery recycling plant

Another step in commercializing RecycLiCo

American Manganese Inc. has awarded Kemetco Research Inc., a leading metallurgical laboratory based in British Columbia, C$2.7 million to develop a 500-kilogram-per-day demonstration recycling plant... — Updated 7/10/2022

 

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