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New Li-ion battery recycling technique

Researchers at Rice University in Houston say they have a solution to deal with difficult-to-recycle lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles, cell-phones and various other electronic devices. Using an environmentally friendly deep eutectic solvent, the solution can extract recyclable elements from the metal oxides commonly used as cathodes in lithium-ion batteries. The researchers say that…

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Lithium-Ion battery recycling center designs new technology

A new lithium-ion battery recycling research and development center, launched by the Department of Energy (DoE), has been opened at Argonne National Laboratory. Aiming to reclaim and recycle critical materials, such as cobalt and lithium, from lithium-based battery technology, the ReCell Center will focus on developing cost-effective recycling processes to recover as much economic value…

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Feds dedicate millions towards lithium-ion battery recycling efforts

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced last week that they will award $5.5 million to companies that advance lithium-ion battery recycling technology and will dedicate an additional $15 million towards developing a research center focused on batteries. The Lithium Battery R&D recycling Center will be led by Argonne National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 12/03-12/07

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent battery, technology and electronic waste related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 12/03-12/07. Electronic recyclers avoid costly proposed fire code amendment HOBI’s president, Craig Boswell, discusses how the electronic recycling industry dodged a bullet after proposed amendment F18-18 was rejected during the most recent ICC…

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The potential e-waste nightmare in your child’s toy box

With the push for technology integration in just about every aspect of our daily lives, some children’s toys are more dangerous than parents probably realized. The most dangerous toys are those that require batteries or require electricity to run. When toys like singing dolls and remote controlled cars eventually stop dancing and racing around, it…