HOBI Li-Ion Battery Fire Code

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…

HOBI Lithium Ion Battery Thermal Event

Electronic recyclers avoid costly proposed fire code amendment

The electronic recycling industry dodged a bullet after proposed amendment F18-18 was rejected during the most recent ICC annual conference. Its approval would have forced electronics recyclers to reconfigure service, repair and transportation operations concerning lithium-ion batteries. Now that the proposal has been dismissed, the industry must focus on collaborating safety practices of battery storage…

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HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 11/12-11/16

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent data security, scrap imports and recycling related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 11/12-11/16. Researchers discover security flaw in widely used data storage devices Researchers from the University of Radboud University in the Netherlands have discovered widely used data storage devices equipped with self-encrypting drives…