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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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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 […]

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The University of Tokyo Becomes CR3’s Second International Partner

Read more about the international partnership between the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling and the University of Tokyo.

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Aaron Birt Recognized by Manufacturing Engineering Magazine

Research Assistant and PhD Candidate Aaron Birt is profiled by Manufacturing Engineering as one of thirty individuals under age thirty who are making a difference in manufacturing and STEM fields. Read more.  

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Brajendra Mishra Honored with Kenneth Andrew Roe Award

Brajendra Mishra, Associate Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI, received the prestigious Kenneth Andrew Roe Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies on April 18, 2016 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The award recognizes Mishra’s effective role in promoting unity among the engineering societies. Read more.

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WPI Awarded 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced that WPI is being recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in engineering education – the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. NAE bestowed this $500,000 prize to WPI for its project-based engineering curriculum developing leadership, innovative problem solving, interdisciplinary collaboration […]

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USABC Awards WPI $1 Million

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors, has awarded a $1 million contract to a research team, directed by Yan Wang, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to support further development and scale-up of a novel process for recycling lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries […]

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