Energy & Green Tech

Closing the loop on battery recycling

A novel model developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory allows industry, the Department and others to gauge the impact of recycling batteries in electric vehicles. It could further energize ...

Energy & Green Tech

Perfecting the electric vehicle battery recycling process

Recycling of electric car batteries can be easier, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly, according to a new scientific article from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, which outlines an optimized recycling process. ...

Energy & Green Tech

A mobile solar-powered recycling plant that turns trash into tiles

(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers with Miniwiz has developed a mobile recycling plant called the Trashpresso that can be hauled between locations. In addition to its mobility, it's also solar powered, making it useful ...

Engineering

Closed-loop additive manufacturing fueled by upcycled plastic

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an upcycling approach that adds value to discarded plastics for reuse in additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. The readily adoptable, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Bike-path made from recycled plastic opens in the Netherlands

Officials with the Dutch city of Zwolle have announced the opening of a new bike path made using recycled plastic. The bike path is part of a nationwide effort to recycle more user end products. The bike path was made using ...

Energy & Green Tech

Understanding consumer decisions about aging solar panels

By 2050, there could be 80 million metric tons globally of solar photovoltaics (PV) reaching the end of their lifetime, with 10 million metric tons in the United States alone—or the weight of 30 Empire State Buildings.

Engineering

Dishwasher components made from recycled plastic

Detergent bottles are frequently manufactured using recycled plastic; however, as far as higher value-added applications are concerned, these recyclates have yet to be deployed on a large scale. Researchers at the Fraunhofer ...

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