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Brazilian smelter fires up again

Alcoa has announced plans to restart a major smelter in Brazil it shut down six years ago. The process to…

Industry report: a partnership to beat battery fires?

There is no ‘magic formula’ to eliminate the risk of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries, the WEEE Forum says in…

Smart ‘eye’ prevents scrap fires becoming an inferno

Camera security specialist Kooi and Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions of the Netherlands have come together to tackle the number of scrap…

Q&A: Ryan Fogelman the li-ion tamer putting out battery fires

The USA and Canada suffered 317 fires at waste & recycling operation in 2020. ‘These are just the officially reported…

Video of the week: EV battery fires and how to stop them

Eunomia has established a consortium to explore how to best prevent fires caused by end-of-life lithium-ion batteries. They are known to…

Summertime peak in fires at recycling sites

During the past 12 months, a total of 323 fire were reported at waste and recycling facilities in both the…

From broken bones to putting out fires

Indian scientists have developed a technique to recycle waste plaster from hospitals and other medical centres in a more economical…

Beware: scrap metal fires double since 2016

A total of 365 fires at waste management and recycling facilities were officially reported in North America last year. And yet,…

Early-warning tool to prevent stockpile fires

United Kingdom – What is claimed to be a new solution for preventing fires at recycling facilities and scrap yards…

Van Peperzeel hopes to end the curse of e-car fires

The Netherlands – Following a string of lethal accidents involving electric cars in the US as well as Europe, Dutch…

Winter issue 2022 – pag. 39

CONFERENCE REPORT 39recyclinginternational.com | November/December | 2022 ute’ and is planning build a 150 000 tonnes per year battery recycling…