Chemical Recycling of Plastic – Waste No More?

When it comes to the circular economy transition, plastics recycling is as much of a challenge as an opportunity. Today, around 25.8 million tons of plastic waste are generated in Europe every year, with less than 30 percent of it getting collected for recycling. This is a huge loss of valuable resources to the economy, […]

Cooperation Secures Plastic Waste for Fuel Production

Norwegian companies Quantafuel and Geminor have entered a cooperation agreement to secure deliveries of plastic waste to Quantafuel’s plants for fuel production. Since 2007 energy firm Quantafuel AS has developed and tested its own patented catalyst solution that converts plastic waste into low emission fuels and products for the petrochemical industry, a press release said. […]

French-Singaporean Cooperation on E-Waste

In March, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA – Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives) launched a research center to develop innovative e-waste recycling technologies. The new center – named the NTU Singapore-CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy (NTU SCARCE) – will focus […]

Ways to Liberate the Valuable Metals

Should scrap merchants be paying greater attention to e-waste recycling? ‘A throwaway society’ is one of the primary reasons why countries worldwide now face a mounting e-scrap (or WEEE – Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) problem. In fact, the global magnitude of the issue is driving ongoing legislative changes with increasingly tricky targets to meet. […]

Itronics Starts R&D to Recover Tin and Copper

In January this year, USA-based Itronics Inc., a producer of fertilizers and silver products, announced that it has recently started research and development to recover tin and copper from the silver bullion being produced by its printed circuit board refining pilot plant. According to the company, tin was on the list of 35 minerals deemed […]

Products with Chemically Recycled Plastics

The German chemical concern BASF has for the first-time manufactured products based on chemically recycled plastic waste, the company informed some weeks ago. According to the information, BASF wants to make a significant contribution in reducing the amount of plastic waste. “With our ChemCycling project, we are using plastic waste as a resource. In this […]

Analyzing Shredded Scrap with Sicon’s EcoScan Online

Shredded scrap is widely common input material in the steel making process. Generally, shredded scrap is of a homogenous quality in terms of physical characteristics as well as chemical composition. Steel plants can optimize loading intervals and reduce tap-to-tap times by using shredded scrap which results in a better production performance while reducing specific energy […]

New Ash and Metal Recycling Plant in Denmark

In March this year, Danish company Meldgaard has opened its newest facility for the recycling of incineration ash and heavy metal processing in Kolding, Denmark. According to the information, the plant is the “newest of its kind in the world” and consolidates the company, which is processing more than 1.2 million tons of waste-to-energy ash […]

E-Waste: Collection and Shredding Alone Are Insufficient

Why is e-waste recyclate quality still being overlooked, and what is the answer to best practice? The recycling of e-waste is dominating the waste industry’s headlines at present, not least because updated legislation is continually coming into force. But there is more to e-waste (or WEEE) recycling progress than recovery rates alone. Marcus Brew, managing […]

New Research Project Regarding Fuel from Waste Tires

The aim of the ongoing project in Sweden is to evaluate three different approaches for upgrading pyrolysis oil from tires to more high-quality products, with the main focus on co-upgrading to fuels together with fossil raw materials in refinery processes. Upgrading of pyrolysis oil from Scandinavian Enviro Systems’ process is carried out in the various […]