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Electronic Scrap

Electronic scrap (or e-scrap, which can refer to a variety of electronic products that have met their end of life) is one of the fastest growing discarded material streams in the world.  According to Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP), an international initiative created to develop solutions to address issues associated with Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment […]

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Sean Kelly Recognized as 30 Under 30 Future Leader of Manufacturing

Sean Kelly, a PhD Candidate at CR3, was recently added to Advanced Manufacturing’s list of 30 Under 30 Future Leaders of Manufacturing for his work increasing recycling yields. An excerpt of Kelly’s profile appears below. Working for the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3), Sean Kelly’s thesis (“Scrap Characterization to Optimize the Recycling Process”) […]

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MPI Connects University and Industry

The Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3), led by WPI’s Brajendra Mishra, is committed to being the premier cooperative research center focused on sustainable stewardship of the earth’s resources. CR3 advances technologies that recover, recycle and reuse materials throughout the manufacturing process. These advancements help businesses reduce energy costs and increase profitability, while protecting our natural […]

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Diran Apelian Interviewed in American Recycler

In an article by American Recycler on the challenges facing the automotive recycling industry, Diran Apelian, Founding Director of CR3, was asked to share his insights on the issue. An excerpt of the article is below: As the automotive manufacturing industry continually advances, so too do the types of materials being used in the construction […]

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Telegram & Gazette Profiles Sean Kelly for Work on Recycling Automotive Aluminum Scrap

The Telegram & Gazette recently published a profile of the work being done by CR3 doctoral candidate Sean Kelly on the recycling of aluminum automotive scrap, also known as Twitch. An excerpt of the article is shown below: Researchers at CR3 work to understand how aluminum is recycled from vehicles so they can help the […]

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Interview with New MPI Director – Brajendra Mishra

Brajendra Mishra, Kenneth G. Merriam Professor of Mechanical Engineering at WPI, was recently named director of WPI’s Metal Processing Institute, the largest industry-university alliance in North America. The Institute, which is composed of four research centers, including CR3, is supported by more than 90 corporate partners as well as funding from private foundations and the […]

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Sean Kelly Interviewed by American Recycler

Sean Kelly, research assistant and PhD Candidate at the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling, is featured in a recent article posted by American Recycler. Mr. Kelly offers expert commentary on the current economic state of the automotive recycling industry, and outlines key features of what the industry’s future may hold. Read the full article here.

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Li-ion Battery Recycling Article Named Editor’s Choice

Li-ion Battery Recycling Article Named Editor’s Choice The ground breaking research being done at CR3 on li-ion battery recycling continues to make news.  The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)’s Journal of The Minerals Metals & Materials Society (JOM) has just announced that our paper “Current and Prospective Li-ion Battery Recycling and Recovery Processes” has been […]

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Recovering Critical Materials from Red Mud

KU Leuven recently published a landmark review paper on red mud valorisation in the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy. It offers solutions to the long-term storage of bauxite residue (red mud) which is so harmful to our global environment.  Although there is no immediate large scale utilization of bauxite residue, some bauxite residues contain considerable concentrations of rare-earth elements (REEs) and the […]

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CR3 Li-Ion Battery Research Highlighted by ASME

“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 […]

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