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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…

Major fire at China’s leading battery recycling plant

A big fire at a plant belonging to Tesla’s battery supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology (CAT) in China has resulted in…

Scrapping planes in a pandemic isn’t easy

A ‘double whammy’ of low demand and high prices is hitting the aerospace metals sector, according to experts at a…

Volume of US e-waste shrinks 10% in five years

The total volume of end-of-life electronics generated by Americans has been declining since 2015, down roughly 10%, according to a…

Fortum unveils EV recycling technology

Finnish energy company Fortum has announced new patented technology to recover lithium from rechargeable batteries. This development, ahead of the…

The goal of more cost-effective and smarter battery recycling

There may soon be a better way to handle post-consumer products that contain lithium-ion batteries. Researchers and scientists at the…

High hopes for African phone battery programme

Phone recycler Closing the Loop of the Netherlands has developed a pilot to ship more than five tonnes of mobile…