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[Qatar]
Posted on : Jul 03, 2012
A battery recycling factory with a facility to handle 4,000 metric tonnes of battery waste every year is being set up in Mesaieed Industrial City. The first phase of the facility is expected to be ready by January next year. Announcing this on Sunday at a briefing at Sheraton Doha Hotel, the promoters said that th....
[United States]
Posted on : Jun 07, 2012
The Exide Technologies lead-acid battery recycling plant has long been a contentious issue in Frisco. When it was confirmed late last week the plant would cease operations, little was known about what its closure would entail. That changed this week, as the city has begun formulating plans for the land. Perhaps th....
[China]
Posted on : Jun 05, 2012
Johnson Controls, Inc., the world's leading supplier of automotive batteries, today participated in a signing ceremony in Tianjin, China to announce a planned $200 million automotive battery plant, pending final approval. The state-of-the-art facility will supply automakers and the aftermarket in Chin....
[United States]
Posted on : May 30, 2012
After years of battle, the Exide lead battery recycling plant is agreeing to close its doors in Frisco.  ....
[China]
Posted on : May 27, 2012
China will face capacity deficity for lead-acid battery in coming years, as environmental protection efforts by Beijing reduces capacity and local demand to keep growing. "Local lead-acid battery capacity will fall by 10-30% in the coming years, and will lead to an obvious capacity shortage," Xu Hong, general secretar....
[United States]
Posted on : Mar 27, 2012
United States: In order to comply with tight environmental rules, the US lead recycling industry will be required to invest an estimated US$ 600 mil....
[United States]
Posted on : Jan 20, 2012
A controversial Frisco recycling plant that must soon comply with new federal air quality standards is no closer to obtaining its building permits and faces hearings over its future. The City Council approved a measure that sets the stage for public hearings over Exide Technologies Inc.'s compliance with current zoning laws. ....
[India]
Posted on : Jan 12, 2012
Gravita India Ltd has initiated steps to strengthen its global presence. The company has decided to set up a Used Car Battery Recycling plant in The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. Mr Brien Fontin has signed a MOU for the facilitation of Investment in Trinidad & Tobago. Gravita is operating three plants in India and seven plan....
[Mexico]
Posted on : Dec 09, 2011
The spent batteries Americans turn in for recycling are increasingly being sent to Mexico, where their lead is often extracted by crude methods that are illegal in the United States, exposing plant workers and local residents to dangerous levels of a toxic metal. Automotive batteries inside a distribution center in Mexico Ci....
[China]
Posted on : Nov 30, 2011
U.S. battery maker Johnson Controls says independent tests show that its factory in Shanghai was not the cause of severe lead poisoning cases discovered earlier this year but point instead to a nearby recycling facility. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company said Wednesday that an investigation by the China Electric Equipmen....
[Belgium]
Posted on : Oct 18, 2011
Toyota Motor Europe has signed a three-year agreement with a French firm for the European-wide take-back and sustainable recycling of nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs). The agreement with the Société Nouvelle d’Affinage des Métaux (SNAM) will run from 2011 to 2014. Toyota has sold s....
[United Kingdom]
Posted on : Oct 06, 2011
India-focussed miner Vedanta Resources Plc (VED.L) Friday said mined metal production for the second quarter was 210,000 tonnes up 2% as compared with the corresponding prior year period, reflecting near normal production at Rampura Agucha following the maintenance shutdown in first quarter. Second quarter refined zinc produc....
[Canada]
Posted on : Sep 26, 2011
Teck Resources Ltd., based in Vancouver, B.C., has announced plans to invest $685 million at two of its operations in British Columbia. The first investment, for $210 million, will be made at Teck Resource’s Trail, B.C., integrated zinc and lead smelting and refining operations. The investment will increase the company’s ....
[Taiwan]
Posted on : Sep 20, 2011
Lead-acid batteries commonly used in vehicles are listed as recyclable waste and can be made into a variety of plastic and lead products after they have been recycled, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said yesterday. Recycling Fund Management Board executive secretary Ma Nien-ho (馬念和) sai....
[United Kingdom]
Posted on : Sep 14, 2011
A few researchers at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge have developed a unique method for recycling lead acid batteries which has the potential to transform the whole battery recycling industry. Vasant Kumar, an Indian origin scholar led the research team which developed this so called ....
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