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Aqua Metals retrofit “fixes sticky lead”

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:23 -- John Shepherd
Aqua Metals retrofit “fixes sticky lead”

US lead-acid battery-recycling start-up Aqua Metals has successfully modified equipment to resolve a “sticky lead” condition that had hampered production at its facility in Nevada.

The company, which is working to commercialise a water-based recycling process, revealed last December that lead recovered during its AquaRefining process was sticking to the exit chutes of processing equipment.

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India’s Gravita gets Luminous lead order

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:20 -- John Shepherd
India’s Gravita gets Luminous lead order

Indian lead battery recycling group Gravita has won an order worth around $46 million from lead-acid manufacturer Luminous Power Technologies.

Gravita, which is also one of the country’s largest lead producers, did not respond to BBB’s request for details of the order to India-based Luminous— part of the Schneider Electric group.

 

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Chinese LiFePO4 firm signs recycling deal

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:08 -- Xuan Zhong
Chinese LiFePO4 firm signs recycling deal

Chinese telecoms infrastructure firm China Tower is to give a new lease of life to used batteries from Shenzhen-based LiFePO4 battery maker OptimumNano under a deal between the companies.

OptimumNano, which produces LiFePO4 batteries for a range of applications include electric vehicles, telecoms and energy storage systems, said the agreement would see it supply cascades of batteries to be “regenerated” in a variety of applications by China Tower.

 

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Aqua Metals faces probe amid "retrofit" setback

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:44 -- Xuan Zhong
Aqua Metals faces probe amid "retrofit" setback

US lead-acid battery recycling start-up Aqua Metals is facing a probe into “possible securities fraud violations” as it launches a “retrofit” of equipment to tackle new production problems.

The blows come just weeks after the firm, which is seeking to commercialise a water-based recycling process, posted further losses and said it was “significantly behind schedule” with production plans.

 

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Tianneng reports lead batteries sales hike

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:10 -- News Editor
Tianneng reports lead batteries sales hike

China’s Tianneng Power International Ltd said revenue for the first half of 2017 has been boosted by a 26.5% rise in lead battery sales, compared to the year-ago period.

In newly-released interim figures for the period up to 30 June, Tianneng posted revenue of more than CNY10 billion ($1.5b).

 

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Sustainability award for EnerSys

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:23 -- News Editor
Sustainability award for EnerSys

EnerSys has been honoured for its work in battery recycling and environmental preservation.

The US-based company was awarded a 2016 Leaders in Sustainability Award from the non-profit Call2Recycle Inc., which champions a battery recycling programme that encourages consumers to recycle batteries at nearly 30,000 drop-off points across the US and Canada.

 

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Neometals to pilot lithium battery recycling process

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:00 -- Xuan Zhong
Neometals to pilot lithium battery recycling process

Australia-listed Neometals is set to build a pilot plant to accelerate the commercialisation of the company’s technology to recycle lithium-ion batteries.

Neometals has co-developed a technology to economically recover high-value cobalt (99.2% recovery) as a material that can be recycled within the battery manufacturing chain.

 

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Aqua Metals prepares for ‘explosive growth’

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:27 -- Xuan Zhong
Aqua Metals prepares for ‘explosive growth’

Aqua Metals, the US start-up which aims to commercialise a water-based process for recycling lead-acid batteries, is preparing for “explosive growth in 2018”.

But chairman and CEO Dr Stephen Clarke is already rethinking plans to roll out the company’s AquaRefineries and is retrofitting improvements to the first facility in Nevada before rolling out the technology.

 

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A $178 million for Chinese lithium recycling

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 09:31 -- Xuan Zhong
A $178 million for Chinese lithium recycling

As concern increases over the growing problem of scrap lithium-ion batteries, Chinese recycler Guangdong Brunp Recycling Technology is investing ¥1.2 billion ($178 million) to build a 100,000 tons waste battery plant in Changsha, Hunan Province.

The factory that is under construction is the fifth phase of the company’s recycling project and is expected to be finished in 18 months.

 

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China continues to clamp down on its lead-acid industry

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 14:28 -- Xuan Zhong
China continues to clamp down on its lead-acid industry

China has introduced a cradle to grave lead-acid battery monitoring system that will put recycling responsibilities on the manufacturer.

China’s State Council’s Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Plan puts lead-acid battery makers accountable for their product from design, use, recycling and waste disposal began last month.

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