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The Battery Age: How Batteries Are Paving the Future

While batteries have been common household items since the 1970s, a new battery age is upon us. Sustainability for more environmentally conscious products has risen in demand. Plus, a shortage of materials has forced companies to innovate, looking more strongly at the recycling potential of lithium-ion batteries. Here is how batteries are paving the future. The …

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Spring Into Battery Changeouts & Recycling

You might not even give a second thought to disposing of batteries in the trash. Here’s why you should spring into battery changeouts and recycling. Batteries are incredibly common in everyday electronics, and many people don’t even think twice about throwing them away once they’ve died. These batteries, however, contain corrosive materials and hard metals …

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The Unwritten risks of E-mobility batteries

By Katelyn Tomaszewski E-scooters and e-bikes are helping transport people while reducing greenhouse gases and increasing access to transportation. The growing popularity of these e-mobility vehicles has led to programs across America, including the new e-scooter pilot program by New York City that launched in August 2021 in the Bronx (Hawkins, 2021). Veo, Brid, and …

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Lithium-ion Battery Recycling: Benefits and Risks Analyzed

Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) use lithium as an electrolyte and primary cathode element, thus, the name. Introduced in the 1970s, lithium-ion batteries were primarily used in consumer electronics, powering laptops, phones, tablets, and various consumer electronics. Over the years, their use has expanded to stationary storage applications, as well as electric vehicles (EVs). Long-term performance, high …

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Advancements in Batteries for Stationary Reserve Power

by Eric Hill Are you confused by the never-ending technology changes happening in energy storage for stationary reserve power applications? Well, you’re not alone. A lot has been happening over the last 20 years in this industry and it can be frankly overwhelming to keep up with all the modifications. From the enhancements in lead-acid …

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Recycling that typical household battery is not as easy as you might think

Previous Next Recycling that typical household battery is not as easy as you might think Originally by MARK BRUSH • JUN 26, 2014read at Michigan RadioI was surprised to find out recently that you can’t recycle household batteries in Ann Arbor anymore. I used to collect them in a little steel can, but Recycle Ann Arbor stopped taking …

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