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American Manganese appoints its CTO and lithium-ion battery recycling expert onto its board

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:42 -- Paul Crompton

Battery materials and recycling firm American Manganese has appointed its chief technical officer Zarko Meseldzija to the company’s board of directors. 

Meseldzija has technical experience in lithium-ion battery recycling processes and technical knowledge of hydrometallurgical process development projects

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Lead refinery closed after fire at Umicore’s Belgium plant

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 09:58 -- Paul Crompton

Materials and recycling firm Umicore’s lead refinery plant in Hoboken, Belgium, has been shut down after a fire on 2 March— the third such incident at the plant within 30 months.

An investigation has been initiated to identify the cause of the fire, which began at 18:30 CET when the plant was closed for maintenance.

A Umicore statement read that while it was too soon to assess the scale of the damage to the impacted installation, the rest of the Hoboken plant remained in operation. 

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Funding windfall allows US firm to move forward with lithium-ion battery recycling pilot project

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 12:24 -- Paul Crompton

A funding windfall will allow mining company American Battery Metals Corporation to continue its plans to build a lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Nevada, US.

The company will use $8 million of a $10 million investment to develop an initial commercial pilot plant capable of recycling 20,000 tons of batteries a year that will return lithium, cobalt, and nickel back into the materials supply chain.

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Materials firm sets out plans for 20,000tpy battery recycling centre in US

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:47 -- Paul Crompton

Materials extraction, mining, and battery recycling firm American Battery Metals Corporation (ABMC) has announced plans for a lithium-ion battery recycling plant in its home state of Nevada, US.

The company said on 7 January it would build a scalable, commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility that would be fully operational in the second half of this year.

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China’s recycling agenda drives forward despite analysts predicting big financial losses for LFP recyclers

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 15:44 -- Paul Crompton

A second province in China has announced plans to capitalise on the lead-acid and lithium-ion battery recycling sector in as many weeks as the country positions itself to become a world leader through a series of government led regulations.

The latest province to announce plans is Sichuan where 35 firms have requested licenses to collect and transfer waste lead-acid batteries.

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Hainan Province to build lithium-ion battery recycling network as China continues to corner market

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 15:21 -- Paul Crompton

The spent lithium-ion battery market may be small at the moment but China is already cornering the market, making news the country’s Hainan Province is aiming to build a recycling network unsurprising.

The province wants to build a recycling network for used batteries from new energy vehicles (NEVs), according to the provincial department of industry and information.

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Lead battery recycling firm Campine has fine reduced for its part in price fixing cartel

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 13:15 -- Paul Crompton

Campine, the Belgian recycling firm penalised for its part in a scrap lead battery price fixing scandal in 2017, has had its fine reduced on appeal against the European Commission’s decision.

The General Court of the EU made the decision to reduce the imposed fine to €4,3 million from the original €8,2 million given to Campine for its alleged collusion in reducing the purchase price paid to suppliers of used vehicle batteries and scrap lead.

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Battery recycler Doe Run responds to second lead contamination charge in 18 months

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 13:03 -- Paul Crompton

Lead battery recycling firm Doe Run Co. has been fined $1.2 million by Missouri regulators for ‘dozens’ of clean air violations over several years at its center in southeast Missouri.

The fine by Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) cites emissions at the Buick Resource Recycling Facility and claims the facility had emitted excess lead into the air over ‘several’ years.

Doe Run told BEST: “There’s no question we missed the target with certain regulations, and for that we are both sorry and committed to addressing the remaining issues." 

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Tes announces plans for 14 tonne per day lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Singapore

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:08 -- Paul Crompton
Tes announces plans for Singapore14 tonne per day lithium-ion battery recycling facility

A new $20 million facility for recycling lithium-ion batteries is set to be opened in Singapore by global e-waste recycler Tes.

The country's senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Koh Poh Koon, announced the recycling facility on 30 October, according to reports by news outlet The Strait Times.

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American manganese reports promising lithium-ion battery recycling results

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 15:07 -- Paul Crompton

Recycled materials firm American Manganese has received positive results from third-party testing of its RecycLiCo™ lithium-ion battery material recycling just weeks after completing the fifth and final stage of tests at its pilot plant.

The company has released the results from its independent contract laboratory, Kemetco Research regarding test by a tier-one firm— referred to as Company A due to a confidentiality agreement.

See BEST Magazine’s latest edition for an in-depth interview with American Manganese here.

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