The International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2018: The call for papers is open until January 31, 2018.

Beyond1435 is shifting to a platform through the combination of assets, capital and industry-expertise of ALBA Group, Bombardier Transportation, Deutsche Bahn AG, Siemens AG, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB AG) and TUI Group. The resources of Beyond1435 are shared with the world’s leading mobility and logistics startups that are sourced by Plug and Play or directly from the partner’s portfolios.

FCC Group reports €153.5 million net profit in the first nine months. EBIT amounted to €318.3 million, a sharp contrast with the € 44.4 million loss reported in the same period of 2016.

Paul White has been selected by the members of the International Copper Study Group, the International Lead and Zinc Study Group and the International Nickel Study Group to serve as the new Common Secretary-General of the three Study Groups. The current Secretary-General, Don Smale, will retire from the position on 31 December 2017 and Mr White will assume his duties on 1 January 2018.


Imerys has completed the acquisition of Regain Polymers Ltd., a plastic recycler in the UK. Regain becomes part of Imerys Performance Additives Division.

CEWEP welcomes the North London Waste Authority as a new member. NLWA is responsible of waste management for the waste collected in seven London borough, amounting to approximately 850,000 tonnes a year. Complementary to re-use and recycling facilities, NLWA’s Edmonton Waste-to-Energy plant processes around 500,000 tonnes of residual waste yearly, producing enough electricity to supply 85,000 homes.

The Recylex annual report 2016 is available in English and French and can be downloaded at the Recylex Group Website (

The Qatalum aluminium plant is working to solve outbound logistical challenges arising from the uncertain situation in the Middle-East after Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut off transportation links and severed diplomatic ties with Qatar. Qatalum is a joint venture between Hydro and Qatar Petroleum, and is producing more than 600,000 tonnes per year of value-add primary aluminum to customers in Asia, Europe and the U.S.


With effect of 01/01/2017, BAGR Berliner Aluminiumwerk GmbH acquired 50% of the shares of Stockach Aluminium GmbH from SSVP III, a Private Equity Fund. Both companies produce rolling slabs made from secondary aluminium.

In November 2016 Eldan Recycling A/S successfully installed and started up an expansion of an Eldan tyre recycling plant at Italian customer GATIM. The original Eldan tyre recycling plant, supplied in 2001, will after the expansion produce high quality rubber granulate with 99.9% purity at more than 3.000 kg/production hour (referred to tyres input). The expansion involves an additional granulator and classifier as well as a tumble back feeder upstream the existing Rasper.

Automotive recycling specialist Seda has opened its Turkey branch.

Sims Metal Management has announced the sale of two metals recycling facilities in Detroit and Toledo that is effective as of 16 September 2016.

As early as September 1, Swiss Vosop AG upped their shares in the Soex textile marketing company.

Kent-based resource management and recycling specialist Countrystyle Recycling has invested approximately 325.00 Euro in a new IT system from AMCS.

Initiated by Caterpillar, the company and Wacker Neuson have agreed to end their strategic alliance as of May 31, 2018. Caterpillar plans to manufacture and market its own mini hydraulic excavators in future.

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first three months of 2016 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 0.4% year–on–year to 10.3 million metric tons.

Professor Nickolas John Themelis received the CEWEP Phoenix Award for his outstanding contributions to the Waste-to-Energy sector during a Phoenix Award Ceremony held on 16th June 2016 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries) has announced the appointment of Sylvain Lhôte as its new Director General. As of 5 September 2016, Lhôte will take over from the current Acting Director General, Jori Ringman.

The Tetraphos process by Remondis that recovers phosphoric acid from sewage sludge age has been named the winner of the Greentec award for recycling & resources.

Rema Tip Top, a globally operating system provider of services and products in the field of conveying and treatment technology as well as in the automotive sector, has acquired a majority interest in the Australian company Convatech.