Science & technology

ICBR call for papers

| The 24th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2019. will be held in Lyon, France from September 18 – 20, 2019. Call for papers deadline is January 31, 2019.

Altola overhauls biomass production line

| Swiss waste management firm Altola has invested in a new Untha XR3000C wood shredder to help futureproof its biomass production line.

Valmet to deliver biomass pretreatment system to Romania

| Valmet has agreed with Clariant on the delivery of a BioTrac biomass pretreatment system for their sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania.

Packaging Waste is the Worst: 4 Ways to Reduce Waste

| The need for packaging is rising so is the danger to our environment. The packaging materials harm the environment by leaving their carbon footprints behind. Therefore, it is imperative that companies start sourcing and using sustainable packaging materials to ensure that the waste is at its minimal. If you want to incorporate ways to reduce waste, the good news is that there are quite a few strategies you can implement.

Tomra enhances X-Tract

| Tomra Sorting Recycling has introduced a new-generation X-Tract machine with Dual Processing Technology which enhances final purity levels; multi-density channels to enable more precise classification and sorting of materials; and a broad range of application packages.

E-scrap compliance costs much larger than margins

| A study commissioned by the European Electronics Recyclers Association (EERA) has concluded that compliance requirements are substantial.

Optical Sorter Market to expand USD 3 billion by 2024

| Optical Sorter Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $1.5 billion to over $3 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights.

Greener future for batteries

| A new report prepared for the European Commission presents the way for more sustainable batteries by exploring how new battery technologies could be designed to ensure strong performance with minimal environmental impact. Design features which make batteries easier to reuse and recycle are key, it argues.

Sebigas to build biogas plant in Brasil

| Italian company Sebigas ,through its Brazilian branch, Sebigas Do Brasil, has been commissioned by Raízen-Geo for the construction of a 17.5 MW biogas plant located in the city of Guariba, São Paulo State.

New Kompogas plant for Germany

| Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) builds Germany’s 22nd Kompogas plant and is supplying the plant in Anröchte (in the district of Soest in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia) with a Kompogas steel digester with integrated feeder, a gas storage facility and two cogeneration plants for needs-based power generation. 

Waste cooking oil used to make slow release fertiliser

| Waste cooking oil collected from cafes and restaurants has been used to make a controlled-release fertiliser that results in better plant health and less wasted nutrients.

‚Raw material’ crucial for recycling

| New provisions such as the circular economy package from the EU have given a huge boost to the use of recycled materials. Alpla welcomes this development, but is calling for consistent thinking and actions.
Tim Reckmann,

New Chemical Recycling Project

| At the end of September, Brussels hosted the kick off meeting of a new European research project, polynSPIRE, aimed at improving the overall performance of plastics recycling looking for a more sustainable plastic value chain.

ICBR 2018 shows new trends in battery recycling

| What challenges will the battery recycling industry face in the future? How will the market and recycling technologies develop? And what progress has been made in the safe handling of lithium-ion batteries?