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Chemical recycling makes useful product from waste bioplastic

Chemical process can be used to break down real consumer plastics and produce green solvent

25-May-2020

A faster, more efficient way of recycling plant-based "bioplastics" has been developed by a team of scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Bath. The team has shown how their chemical recycling method not only speeds up the process, it can also be converted into a new product - a ...

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Microwaves power new technology for batteries, energy

New battery technology involving microwaves may provide an avenue for renewable energy conversion and storage

24-Apr-2020

Purdue University researchers created a technique to turn waste polyethylene terephthalate, one of the most recyclable polymers, into components of batteries. "We use an ultrafast microwave irradiation process to turn PET, or polyethylene terephthalate, flakes into disodium terephthalate, and use ...

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Battery 2030+: Inventing the Sustainable Batteries of the Future

07-Apr-2020

The European large-scale research initiative BATTERY 2030+ presents the long-term research roadmap that outlines the actions needed to invent the sustainable batteries of the future. The transformation to a climate-neutral society requires fundamental changes in the way we generate and use ...

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Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel sign cooperation agreement on battery recycling

09-Mar-2020

Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to plan a battery recycling cluster in Harjavalta, Finland, serving the electric vehicle market. This would enable a successful “closed loop” cycle to re-use the critical metals present in used batteries. Using metals from recycled ...

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ALPLA joins cross-industry consortium for chemical recycling

Innovative technology enables circularity for difficult-to-recycle PET plastic waste

02-Jan-2020

ALPLA Group joins a new consortium for chemical recycling of PET. The consortium intends to speed up the commercialisation of enhanced recycling technology, BP Infinia, which turns opaque and difficult-to-recycle PET plastic waste into recycled feedstocks.Leading companies operating across the ...

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Remondis and Neste into partnership to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste

25-Oct-2019

Neste and REMONDIS have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of chemical recycling of plastic waste. The companies will focus on developing and accelerating chemical recycling with a target to reach an annual capacity to process over 200 kilotons of waste plastic. Mechanical ...

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All plastic waste could become new, high-quality plastic through advanced steam cracking

24-Oct-2019

A research group at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has developed an efficient process for breaking down any plastic waste to a molecular level. The resulting gases can then be transformed back into new plastics - of the same quality as the original. The new process could transform ...

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LyondellBasell Announces Construction of New Small-Scale Molecular Recycling Facility

17-Oct-2019

LyondellBasell announced that it is building a new small-scale pilot facility at its Ferrara, Italy site moving another step closer to converting post-consumer plastic waste into new plastics on a commercial scale. The company selected its Ferrara site for the pilot facility due to its long ...

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BASF invests in Quantafuel to jointly drive chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste

08-Oct-2019

BASF SE is to invest €20 million into Quantafuel, a specialist for pyrolysis of mixed plastic waste and purification of pyrolysis oil, headquartered in Oslo, Norway. The investment will be facilitated via the subscription of new shares and via the grant of a convertible loan. Together, the ...

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Old materials in a new design

Researchers present useful ideas for 3D printing

08-Oct-2019

Plastic could soon be saying goodbye to its bad reputation. A working group headed by Professor Rolf Mülhaupt at the Freiburg Materialforschungszentrum (FMF) is currently developing “single-polymer composites” that can be produced from both fossil and renewable raw materials and later recycled ...

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