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Emerging processor plots fast expansion to supply smelter

Published: June 30, 2022
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View of the shredder inside the evTerra facility.

E-scrap shredding operations are taking place at evTerra’s Atlanta facility, but several other facilities are in the works. | Courtesy of Igneo

E-scrap firm evTerra has plans to soon be running four plants across the U.S., part of a strategy to ensure a steady stream of material to the Igneo secondary smelter slated for Savannah, Ga.

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Aurubis smelter plans opposed by environmentalists

Published: June 8, 2022
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Aurubis smelter pipe system and chimney.

Environmental group Savannah Riverkeeper is opposing a planned Aurubis smelter over air pollution concerns. | Soyan Yotov/Shutterstock

A large copper smelter slated to be built in Georgia has run into resistance from a local group, even as a judge signed off on millions in bond authority for the construction.

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New research focuses on global metals recycling

Published: June 3, 2022
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Glencore's Mount Isa Mine seen from above.

A report said the world’s stock of raw elements is at risk of running out and called for industries to shift away from mining the Earth to mining old devices for needed material. | Cam Laird/Shutterstock

A study on global metals recycling identified feedstock reliability, technology limitations and product design choices as barriers to increasing recycled metal usage.

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The strategy behind Exurban’s US smelter project

Published: May 25, 2022
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E-scrap for recycling.

Exurban USA plans to build a smelter/refinery in Indiana capable of processing 45,000 metric tons of e-scrap and other materials per year. | Teerasak Ladnongkhun/Shutterstock

A $340 million plant slated for the Midwest will refine precious and base metals from e-scrap into purified products for sale into domestic markets, an executive said.

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European firms invest in Midwest e-scrap recycling companies

Published: May 5, 2022
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Scrap at the Totall Metal Recycling facility in Granite City, Ill.

Wieland just acquired Totall Metal Recycling, including the yard in Granite City, Ill. shown here. | Courtesy of Wieland

A newly formed company bought a large tract of Indiana land to build an e-scrap metals refining facility, and Totall Metal Recycling was acquired by a global copper supplier.

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Lithium-ion battery recyclers expanding

Published: May 19, 2022
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Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Li-Cycle's Arizona facility.

Li-Cycle has opened a 140,000 square-foot facility in Arizona with a capacity to process 10,000 tons of materials per year. | Courtesy of Li-Cycle

Lithium-ion battery recyclers are moving forward with new facilities, with Li-Cycle bringing a plant on-line and Blue Whale Materials announcing plans for five plants in the U.S. and Europe.

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Glencore partners with battery recycling startup

Published: May 5, 2022
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Glencore logo on screen under magnifying glass.

The commercial agreements between Glencore and Li-Cycle are expected to be finalized and the financial investment expected to close by the end of July 2022. | Pavel Kapysh/Shutterstock

Glencore has signed a supply agreement with and agreed to invest $200 million in Toronto-based lithium-ion battery recycling startup Li-Cycle.

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Service aims to reduce labor costs of scrap battery handling

Published: April 28, 2022
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Call2Recycle one drum grouping

Call2Recycle is offering a bulk collection service for battery recycling called OneDrum. | Courtesy of Call2Recycle

ERI facilities in California and Indiana will sort and ship out used batteries as part of a nationwide mixed-battery collection program from stewardship organization Call2Recycle.

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