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  • Nissan first to recycle electric car batteries

    Will a new effort to recycle electric car batteries give Nissan an edge in the electric car market? If the joint venture with Sumitomo Corp. makes Nissan"s electric vehicles more affordable, it will, according to the Hybrid Owners of America. “The company says the recycling project will allow them to lower the prices of their electric vehicles because they will take into account the resale ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Solar energy from discarded car batteries

    Original story at MIT News MIT researchers have developed a simple procedure for making a promising type of solar cell using lead recovered from discarded lead-acid car batteries — a practice that could benefit both the environment and human health. As new lead-free car batteries come into use, old batteries would be ...

  • Rechargeable batteries for electric cars greener than expected

    The ecobalance of Li-ion rechargeable batteries for electric cars "Greener" than expected according to Dominic Notter, coauthor of the study which has just been published in the scientific journal "Environmental Science & Technology". Battery powered electric cars will most likely play a major role in future of mobility. What was not known so far, however, was how environmentally friendly the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • NREL Seeks design tools for better car batteries

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking proposals to create computer models to help build and improve electric drive vehicle (EDV) batteries. The goals for the design tools are: Shorten the prototyping and manufacturing process Improve overall performance, safety, and battery life Lower costs. The ...

  • New virus-built battery could power cars, electronic devices

    For the first time, MIT researchers have shown they can genetically engineer viruses to build both the positively and negatively charged ends of a lithium-ion battery. The new virus-produced batteries have the same energy capacity and power performance as state-of-the-art rechargeable batteries being considered to power plug-in hybrid cars, and they could also be used to power a range of personal ...

  • Vattenfall, BMW and Bosch Build Electricity Storage with Used Electric Car Batteries

    November 29, 2016 -- In Hamburg, electric transportation is made even more sustainable as old electric car batteries are reused and combined into a huge storage for energy. Vattenfall has opened a test facility with 2,600 battery modules from more than 100 electric BMW cars in Hamburg's harbour district. The facility can store 2,800 kilowatt hours and has a capacity to deliver 2 MW ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Student-Made Solar and Lithium Ion Battery Cars Take to the Racetrack on Saturday

    Nearly 300 middle school students from around Colorado will participate in the 24th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions on Saturday, May 17, at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton. The competitions give students the opportunity to showcase their engineering skills by building and racing high-performance model solar and battery vehicles. National Renewable Energy ...

  • NREL supports industry to develop computer-aided engineering tools for car batteries

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently awarded three industry teams, after a competitive procurement process, a total of $7 million for the development of computer-aided software design tools to help produce the next generation of electric drive vehicle (EDV) batteries. These projects support DOE’s Computer-Aided Engineering for ...

  • International Partnership Releases Report Documenting the Hazards of Exporting Used Car Batteries to Mexico

    Exports of hazardous lead batteries to Mexico from the U.S. are growing significantly, leading to higher exposures and subsequent public health impacts, according to a new report by two environmental organizations. Prepared by Occupational Knowledge International, a U.S.-based organization, and Mexico’s Fronteras Comunes, a Mexican-based organization, the study, ...

  • 6th world recycling forum wrf 2011 international conference & exhibition on electronics, battery and car recycling

    The major recycling forum in China, the 6th World Recycling Forum will take place from November 15 – 18, 2011 in beautiful and buzzing Hong Kong. During the event, leading recycling experts from around the world – including manufacturers, collectors, processors, steelmakers, legislators and policy-makers – will meet to discuss: How to invest into the raw materials business ...


    By ICM AG

  • OK International Calls for Halt in Used Car Battery Exports To Mexico Until Environmental Standards Improve

    U.S. companies, which ship millions of used lead batteries to Mexico each year, should stop these exports immediately because they are contributing to lead poisoning among workers and children living near recycling plants, Perry Gottesfeld, executive director of the nonprofit organization, Occupational Knowledge International (OK International), said today. ...

  • 5th World Recycling Forum . Hong Kong - International Conference & exhibition on electronics, battery and car recycling

    The major recycling forum in China, the 5th World Recycling Forum will take place from November 15 – 18, 2010 in the beautiful “Pearl of the Orient” - Hong Kong. During the event, leading recycling experts from around the world – including manufacturers, collectors, processors, steelmakers, legislators and policy-makers – will meet to ...


    By ICM AG

  • 5th World Recycling Forum . Hong Kong international conference & exhibition on electronics, car and battery recycling

    The major recycling forum in China, the 5th World Recycling Forum will take place from November 15 – 18, 2010 in the beautiful “Pearl of the Orient” - Hong Kong. During the event, leading recycling experts from around the world – including manufacturers, collectors, processors, steelmakers, legislators and policy-makers – will meet to discuss: OEM’s success and ...


    By ICM AG

  • Will 2012 be the Year of the Electric Car?

    The Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association has declared 2012 the "Year of the Electric Car" for British Columbians. It's been five years since commercial automakers announced their plans for mass production of all-electric vehicles; essential charging infrastructure and first commercial deliveries have now followed. "Leading automakers now have exceptional quality electric vehicles in BC ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Electric car prices could be slashed

    Reaching a compromise on car batteries would signify a 'huge win' for the electric car industry, according to car giant Ford. Michael Tinskey, Ford's manager of vehicle electrification, said the battery migration would accelerate the achievement of the higher production volumes needed in order to slash prices of electric vehicles. Speaking at the Plug-in 2009 conference in Long Beach last week, ...


    By Energy Saving Trust

  • Better batteries through biology?

    Original story at MIT News Lithium-air batteries have become a hot research area in recent years: They hold the promise of drastically increasing power per battery weight, which could lead, for example, to electric cars with a much greater driving range. But bringing that promise to reality has faced a number ...

  • Global Rechargeable Batteries Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Rechargeable Batteries Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p092504/Global-Rechargeable-Batteries-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Battery This ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Car breaker fined for illegal site

    Car breaker and exporter Adel Elkabir has been fined £5,000 and ordered to pay full costs of £3,996 by Deputy District Judge Roscoe today for running an illegal site in Fengate, Peterborough. Elkabir started operating from the site without an Environmental Permit despite advice from the Environment Agency, which brought the prosecution. The court heard the permit, which was ...

  • Ontario to promote clean car development

    The Ontario government is helping Magna International and Magna E-Car develop the next generation of clean vehicle technologies. The move is expected to create 728 jobs and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Environmentally friendly recycling of cars in the EU

    Recycling scrapped cars plays an important role in reducing pollution by decreasing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. A new study has investigated advanced technologies to increase the recovery rate from end-of-life vehicles, which can help EU Member States achieve EU targets for resource and energy recovery. Approximately 9 million end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) are scrapped every year ...

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