BASF will build a commercial-scale battery recycling black mass plant in Schwarzheide, Germany. This investment strengthens BASF’s cathode active materials (CAM) production and recycling hub in Schwarzheide. The site is an ideal location for the build-up of battery recycling activities given the presence of many EV car manufacturers and cell producers in Central Europe. This investment will create about 30 new production jobs, with the startup planned for early 2024.
In the US, eight electric vehicle manufacturers have incorporated an NTSB recommendation on improving their emergency response guides and incorporating vehicle-specific information for fighting high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires in electric vehicles (EVs). Honda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Proterra, Van Hool, Volkswagen and Volvo have successfully completed the actions asked for in the NTSB recommendation.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has very recently published the most up-to-date results of End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) processing and treatment in Ireland in 2020. For the third year in a row, ELV Environmental Services (ELVES) has met targets of over 85% reuse and recycling, and 95% when including recovery.
B-Parts reinforces its European leadership in e-commerce for used auto parts with the launching of a new online store
Scrapoto India Pvt. Ltd., India’s first-of-its-kind Phygital vehicle recycling company, is the first company in India to provide an online service.
According to ARN’s sustainability report, the number of scrap cars offered to vehicle dismantling companies in 2021(220,926) fell by almost 5000 compared to 2020 (225,804).
Joshua Gwózdz, Social Media Specialist at Truck Parts Solutions, based in the US, discusses the issues with supply chain and what steps can be taken to improve this.
The Province has made regulatory changes to strengthen measures that deter catalytic converter thefts across British Columbia, Canada.
BASF and Heraeus have agreed to form a joint venture (BASF: 50%; Heraeus: 50%) to recover precious metals from spent automotive catalysts.
Every year, hundreds of millions of spark plugs are replaced. Most of these spark plugs end up in landfills or as scrap steel. The vast majority of these spark plugs also contain precious metals such as platinum and iridium. These precious metals are regarded as scarce and strategic metals for the United States. We all know that precious metals have monetary value, so is it possible that there is compensation for recycling these spark plugs? Edmund Schwenk, Metallurgist/CEO of PGM Recovery Systems, Inc., tells us more.
Fenix Parts’ acquisition of Texas-based auto recycling facility, Charlie’s Truck & Auto Parts is the fifth since being acquired by Stellex Capital Management LP and its second location in Texas.
ELVES publishes its annual report for 2020, and although ATFs are an essential waste service and reed open and operational throughout, there was a decrease in the volume of ELVs.
The focus of the United Recyclers Group (URG) Educational Conference was to help auto recyclers adapt to an ever-changing business and economic environment.
Fenix Parent LLC, operating as Fenix Parts (“Fenix Parts”), a leading recycler and reseller of original equipment manufacturer automotive parts, announced today it has completed its acquisition of the assets of New England Auto & Truck Recyclers (“NEATR”) in Winchendon Massachusetts.
SA Recycling, a California-based ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycler and processor, recently acquired Southern Recycling, a scrap metal processor.
In Australia, Sims Limited (“Sims” or the “Company”) recently announced planning development approval was granted by the Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government for its pilot Resource Renewal facility at Rocklea in Queensland.
HOBI International Inc. (HOBI) and Retriev Technologies Inc. (Retriev) have entered into a collaborative partnership for the purpose of collecting and recycling large format electric vehicle (EV) batteries toughout North America.
ICM AG, organisers of the 20th International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) confirm that most restrictions on travel and meetings in Switzerland have been lifted from 1st June.
Copart, Inc., a global online auto auction company announced the addition of a new location in Mallorca, Spain. The facility is in the Balearic Islands of the Mediterranean.
Parker Mitchell, Account Manager from Texn Rewards, based in Texas, US, looks at customer data collection and the importance of keeping it up to date, particularly with the auto recycling industry’s ever-changing marketing strategies.