Fall Meeting 2016, WPI, Worcester, MA
October 11-12, 2016 for Corporate Members and Invited Guests
Our Research in the News
- Mechanical Engineering is talking about our lithium-ion battery research – “New Process Transforms Lithium Battery Recycling.” Led by Yan Wang, associate professor of mechanical engineering at WPI, director of the Electrochemical Energy Laboratory, and affiliated faculty member in the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling, the research team developed a process that can recover any cathode chemistry, with no battery sorting required. This is a vast improvement over the current approach, which involves sorting the batteries by cathode chemistry to avoid mixing incompatible formulations. Wang’s process saves considerable time and labor, making wide-scale recycling of lithium-ion batteries more feasible and profitable. Read More.
- Recycling for Automotive Aluminum Tops 90%. – “We set out to detail exactly how aluminum is separated and recovered at the end of a vehicle’s service life, and findings show it is highly recyclable and is recovered and reused at very high rates,” says Professor Diran Apelian, founding director of WPI’s Metal Processing Institute, the home of the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling. “With an eye toward reducing the nation’s energy consumption, lowering carbon emissions and increasing fuel economy, this study confirms that as aluminum use continues to grow in the automotive sector it also enhances energy security and environmental protections.” Read More.
- University of Tokyo Becomes CR3’s Second International Partner. – Read More.