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Umicore to take over cobalt refinery in Finland

Umicore has agreed to acquire Freeport Cobalt’s cobalt refining and cathode precursor activities in Kokkola, Finland. The US$ 150 million…

Next phase for cobalt recovery from batteries

Scientists at a US university are experimenting with solvents to find a more sustainable way of recovering valuable metals from…

Samsung getting ready to recycle cobalt from phones and cars

Global – Battery supplier Samsung SDI Co. says it will recycle cobalt from used mobile phones in light of ongoing…

Cobalt-60 contamination worry for India’s scrap dealers

Archiv – India | One person has died and a further seven have been severely affected by exposure to radioactive…

Cobalt-60 contamination worry for India’s scrap dealers

India – One person has died and a further seven have been severely affected by exposure to radioactive cobalt-60 contained…

Fraunhofer recovers up to 98% of valuable e-scrap metals

A consortium of recycling players has developed a fully automated method to disassemble electronic devices and recover a high percentage…

Li-Cycle ready to tap into ‘robust’ battery metals niche

Canadian battery recycler Li-Cycle Corp. reports it recently completed its first shipment of commercially recycled lithium-ion battery material. The shipped…

Forecast: big leap forward for lithium-ion battery recyclers

In today’s world, battery-driven products, big and small, seem hard to do without. Recyclers have seen the volume of used…

Finnish initiative to solve critical metals scarcity

Chemical giant BASF, energy supplier Fortum and mining group Nornickel plan to establish a battery recycling network to serve the…

Germany pumps millions into robotic car battery hub

The German ministry of the environment is investing EUR 13 million in a car battery and electric vehicle motor dismantling…

Can captured CO2 take e-scrap recycling to the next level?

A group of researchers in France say captured carbon dioxide can be used to extract metals from post-consumer electronics. ‘By…