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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…

Lindner monitors overheating batteries to keep recyclers safe

Batteries are ever-present for recyclers, although processing them can cause a range of problems including fires. Austrian firm Lindner Recyclingtech…

Battery menace costs recyclers millions

The crippling cost of scrapyard fires caused by batteries is set out starkly in a Europe-wide survey of site operators….

‘At least one scrap fire every week in Germany’

There is growing concern among German metal recyclers about the rise in fires at scrap yards. Reported incidents have increased…

Battery sector a rollercoaster with more highs than lows

With so many modern products including a battery, it means more business for recyclers. But it’s becoming more urgent for…

Dutch battery inventor wins Honorary Award at ICBR assembly

Battery industry innovator Huibert van Deutekom (84) recently won the inaugural Honorary Award at the annual International Congress for Battery…