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Tetronics to supply BlueOak recovery technology to reclaim precious metals from electronic waste across the USA

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Jul. 22, 2014)

Tetronics has secured its first contract with BlueOak Resources, USA to provide Plasma refining technology for the recovery of precious metals from e-waste in a plant located in Osceola, Arkansas.  This launch project will cement the strategic relationship formed between the two companies to exploit the US e-waste market. London, 22 July ...

Tetronics supplies world-leading technology to US waste management firm

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Feb. 18, 2015)

Tetronics International, a global leader in environmentally friendly resource recovery solutions, has today announced the signing of a deal to provide its plasma arc technology to Duncan Recycling & Refining (DR2), USA to recover precious metals from catalytic converters found in cars. The deal represents continued export success for ...

Government Backs Tetronics to help unlock Billion Pound Electronic Waste Industry

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Mar. 3, 2015)

A consortium of UK firms, led by Tetronics International, has today launched a ground‐breaking project to help unlock the value found in discarded electronic products, such as phones, TVs and even toasters. In relation to a £1m project, Tetronics, the leading environmental technology firm and its partners, Metech Recycling and Vale ...

Eco-design for flat screens should ensure quick dismantling for maximum resource recovery

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jan. 22, 2015)

Flat screen televisions and computer monitors should be designed so they can be quickly dismantled for recycling, a recent study says. The researchers calculated that in order to ensure the recycling process remains economically viable, it must be possible to disassemble small screens in less than 11 minutes. Good design could lower the costs of ...

We created the Technosphere, but is it the birth place of the circular economy

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Jan. 27, 2015)

Human activity has created the ‘technosphere’, a landscape which is composed of the materials we have developed, created and thrown away. Far from being a miserable landscape that may initially come to mind, like the desolate garbage filled scene in WALL-E, it could actually be the basis on which we can create a more sustainable way of ...

SBIR/STTR FY15 Release 1 Awards Announced—Includes Fuel Cell Catalyst and Hydrogen Contamination Detection R&D

by US Department of Energy  (Jan. 21, 2015)

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 Awards, including projects focusing on non-platinum catalysts for fuel cells and detection of contaminants in hydrogen. DOE's key hydrogen objectives are to reduce the cost of producing and ...

E-waste sector facing worsened market conditions

by International Congress & Marketing (ICM AG)  (Jan. 20, 2015)

This year, the international electrical and electronic goods recycling sector comes to the “International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2015” in Salzburg suffering under the impact of adverse market conditions. For many years now, the IERC has ranked among the most prestigious industry meeting places for recycling experts ...

21.2% World Record Efficiency PERC Silicon Solar Cell Using Heraeus Ag Metallization Pastes

by Heraeus Holding  (May 6, 2014)

The Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH) increases the conversion efficiency of industrial p–type silicon solar cells with screen-printed metal contacts from today’s typical 17.5% to 19.5% to a record value of 21.2%, using leading-edge front-side metallization pastes supplied by the Photovoltaics Business Unit of Heraeus ...

Pioneering project develops new process to recycle fuel cell components

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Jan. 12, 2015)

A pioneering recycling process to recover high-value materials from waste fuel cells has been developed in a collaborative project between resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Limited and Technical Fibre Products (TFP). Funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, the objective of the Recover ...

Precious metal recovery from WEEE

by Science for Environment Policy - European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service  (Mar. 2, 2010)

Precious metals, such as gold and silver, constitute a small but valuable part of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). New research suggests that significant amounts of these precious metals are lost in the initial stage of the waste recovery process and makes recommendations for improvements in the recycling chain. For 2005, it was ...

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