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BHS-Sonthofen focuses on e-scrap offerings

Published: February 29, 2024
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BHS-Sonthofen offers a series of equipment that can be put together to process batteries. | Courtesy of BHS-Sonthofen

Equipment supplier BHS-Sonthofen is highlighting equipment that recovers metals from e-scrap at a global environmental technology trade show this year in Munich.  Continue Reading

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Umicore announces lower 2023 recycling revenues

Published: February 29, 2024
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Umicore’s recycling division saw its adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization fall 30% year over year. | Gualtiero Boffi/Shutterstock

Metals mining and smelter company Umicore described its recycling business as “resilient” in 2023, noting it was “below the exceptional performance” of the year before but still above pre-2020 levels.  Continue Reading

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Canadian facility scales up rare earth magnet recycling

Published: January 4, 2024
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Cyclic Materials is looking to expand the capabilities of its two technologies to recycle magnets. | Courtesy Cyclic Materials

Ontario-headquartered Cyclic Materials is actively sourcing hard disks from ITAD firms for its magnet extraction and rare earth processing operations. The company is planning to expand with multiple facilities in the U.S. and Canada in the coming years. Continue Reading

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Equipment Spotlight: Real-time black mass analysis

Published: December 13, 2023
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Sensmet’s Micro-Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy on-line analyser can provide real-time feedback on the concentration of metals in black mass. | Courtesy of Sensmet

Seeking to improve how batteries are recycled, Sensmet developed a technology that can provide real-time quantification of metals.  Continue Reading

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Smelter investment, gold prices and other metals news

Published: December 13, 2023
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E-scrap awaiting recycling at Boliden’s Rönnskär smelter in northern Sweden. | Boliden Public Media Library

Aurubis will invest $359 million at a smelter, gold maintains its recent high prices and researchers say recycled copper from e-scrap doesn’t necessarily generate fewer greenhouse gasses than virgin mined metal.  Continue Reading

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Maximizing metals yield requires good communication

Published: November 29, 2023
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Speaking during the “Maximizing the Value of Your Precious Metals” session were (from left to right) session moderator Bo Guilbeault of Starbucks, John Antonacci of Gannon & Scott, Kristina Picciotti of Global Electronic Recycling, and Naveed Moghadam of Aurubis. | Big Wave Productions

Each company has its own niche in the e-scrap and ITAD game, and by looking at other players as potential collaborators rather than fierce competitors, everyone can benefit financially. That was one takeaway from a recent conversation between a collector, refiner and smelter operator. Continue Reading

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Closed Loop Partners invests in data collection for metals

Published: October 18, 2023
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Massachusetts-based VALIS Insights aims to leverage its data collection software to close gaps in the recycling value chain. | Richie Sullivan/Shutterstock

With help from Closed Loop Partners, metal sorting technology company VALIS Insights exceeded its goal in seed round investment, putting it on track to begin implementing its data sharing systems.
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Aluminum recyclers plan expansions

Published: September 27, 2023
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Sortera Technologies recently received major funding, and Spectro Alloys announced plans to construct a new building. | John New/Shutterstock

Spectro Alloys and Sortera Technologies are drawing up plans for multimillion-dollar expansions of their aluminum recycling capabilities. Continue Reading

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