Recycling

E-waste company opens battery recycling plants in Singapore and France

TES issued a press release announcing the new facilities that is light on detail but claimed the plants would position it as ‘a leader’ in battery recycling. The company also announced an intent to move into the reuse of spent electric vehicle batteries in commercial and residential applications.

Lithium batteries – 12 lakh tons ready for recycling by 2030

The recycling market will experience a tenfold expansion between last year and 2030, driven by EV battery usage and portable electronics. Retrieving valuable metals and minerals is becoming a high priority and several dozen companies are already in position for the first big wave of end-of-life batteries.

Interview: SunSource Energy says regulatory uncertainty is solar industry’s biggest challenge

The disparity between central and state government renewables policies must be resolved and renegotiating signed PPAs is an absolute no-no, according to the solar business’ bosses.

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Now Europe is pushing domestic battery manufacturing plans

EU industry body EUROBAT has called for the bloc to adopt a battery industrial strategy and has pushed the claims of domestic manufacturers in the same manner as India has, as the race hots up to dominate the global energy storage market.

Is India ready for solar waste mountain?

Opinion is divided over the urgency of addressing the issue. While some developers feel the 25-year lifetime of modules offers plenty of time to prepare an action plan, other industry voices claim Indian-made products don’t last half that long and one recent report pointed out waste is already piling up thanks to defects and faulty installation.

Indian renewables leaders split over need for regulation

While some of the industry insiders gathered at REI 2019 have made predictable calls to be free of the restrictions imposed by regulators, others maintained policy support is crucial and audience members voiced concern about India’s lack of recycling rules.

Tata Chemicals launches Li-ion battery recycling operations

Pilot-scale operations at a facility near Mumbai successfully recycled the spent Li-ion batteries. The company seeks to eventually scale up the capacity to recycle 500 tonnes of spent Li-ion batteries.

India needs to stress equity in push for a green economy

Transition to a green economy in India must be ‘just,’ keeping in mind vulnerable livelihoods. It would need to look at the labour surplus issue, especially for those employed in agriculture and informal sectors—said experts at a national consultative workshop held by sustainability thinktank The Energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi.

MNRE invites solar research proposals

The ministry has invited proposals for high-efficiency perovskite solar cells, solar panel recycling, hybrid inverters and new applications that combine solar and storage, among others.

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