Montreal-based Enerkem Inc., has announced that its first full-scale commercial facility, located in Edmonton, Alberta, has met all operational milestones set by its senior lender Integrated Asset Management (IAM).
ALLU has introduced the new, patented ALLU TS® drum assembly construction, which allows customers in construction and recycling applications to achieve flexibility in performing multiple jobs with one unit, just by repositioning standard screening blades. Manufactured for the ALLU D-Series material processor attachment for excavators, loaders and other carriers - Allu screener crusher bucket frames - the core of the ALLU TS technology is the configuration of the screening blades that spin between the screening combs. The end product size is defined by the space between the combs, and different fragment sizes can be achieved simply by repositioning the combs. Because the screening combs carry most of the material weight, the drums and bearings experience less impact and load. The design of the assembly ensures the machine works well in wet and dry materials without clogging.
With reduced commodity pricing being a recurring theme lately for the non-ferrous scrap industry, scrap processors are looking for a way to increase their return on investment without spending large amounts of capital on additional resource recovery systems.
On Earth Day 2017, April 22, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) in partnership with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), urges supporters to sign the declaration to close the world’s 50 largest dumpsites. Created by ISWA, the “Close the Dumpsites” campaign seeks to drive the closure of the world’s 50 largest dumpsites by 2030, in order to halt this growing environmental and global health emergency.
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has announced the arrival of Max-AI technology, an artificial intelligence that identifies recyclables and other items for recovery. Through deep learning technology, Max-AI employs both multi-layered neural networks and a vision system to see and identify objects similar to the way a person does. The technology will drive improvements in Material Recovery Facility (MRF) design, operational efficiency, recovery, system optimization, maintenance, and more.
Aqua Metals, Inc., which is commercializing a non-polluting electrochemical lead recycling technology called AquaRefining, has announced that it has acquired UK-based Ebonex IPR Limited, for 123,776 shares of Aqua Metals common stock and $100,000 in cash. Ebonex is a pre-revenue IP-based company that has developed patented technology in the field of advanced materials and manufacturing methods for advanced lead acid batteries.
How do you create impact? In its newly released 2016 Annual Report, U.S.-based nonprofit The Recycling Partnership asks and answers that very question. The report highlights real-time benefits of the transformative organization’s work, focusing on year-on-year growth, systems solutions across the supply chain, and the multiplier effect that intelligently-deployed new infrastructure delivers.
SciAps now manufactures their X model with a turbocharged option. The turbocharged X features SciAps' latest X-ray tube development. Units provide a high current (500 uA) at the lower voltage setting (up to 10 kV), resulting in a more than 5X increase in speed for low atomic number elements Si, Mg, Al, P, and S compared to other brands on the market, according to SciAps.
Liebherr's latest, the LH 40 M Industry material handler, is available both with a wheeled and a crawler undercarriage, and provides maximum handling capacity and low fuel consumption. The machine, recently shown at Conexpo 2017, is equipped with a straight boom measuring 28’ 3’’ ft in, a 19’ 8’’ ft in long stick with angled stick-end and a Liebherr four tine grapple, type GM 69 semi-closed tines with a capacity of 1.44 yd³. Other elements of the machine configuration are the hydraulic cab elevation as well as 4-point outriggers.
IROCK Crushers’ new TS-518 mobile tracked screening plant gives medium to large producers a compact, heavy-duty and easy-to-move finishing screen with a high output. IROCK developed the screener with hydraulically powered components, including conveyors, which allow operators to quickly and easily move the machine into place for production in as little as 10 minutes. The TS-518 track screen delivers fast, easy maneuverability around the jobsite without the need for a trailer, saving time and hassle.
The UNTHA XR was first brought to market as a robust pre-shredder that could effectively process a myriad of municipal, commercial and industrial wastes in readiness for the alternative fuel production market. But committed to strengthening the profitability of clients’ operations – not just their functional capabilities – the Austrian-headquartered team continued to innovate. In 2014, a ground-breaking shredder was released that could manufacture SRF in a single pass. This feat of engineering halved operators’ capital outlay and reduced energy consumption by up to 50 percent, without any detrimental on throughputs, uptime or product quality and saving. Typical savings of hundreds of thousands of pounds also began to be recouped. A ‘moveable’ version of the technology was brought to market in late 2015, when the XR became the world’s first electrically-driven mobile shredder with the same bottom-line benefits.
Mexico-based Roca Acero S.A. de C.V., a scrap management and recycling company, has installed a WENDT M6090 shredding plant and non-ferrous recovery system from WENDT CORPORATION. The installation represents the first modular shredder installed in the country and offers Roca Acero an increased competitive advantage with the shredders additional processing capacity.
At the ISRI Convention & Exposition 2017, which will be held in New Orleans, USA, on 22 – 27 April, 2017, TOMRA Sorting will attend the six-day event, and will be highlighting its major metal-sorting applications.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has released a new report: "2015 Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling in Canada" informing Canadians that their recycling efforts continue to increase the amount of post-consumer plastic packaging being recycled across Canada. This is the 7th year the CPIA has conducted this study. In 2015 the numbers show Canada's recycling systems and plastics industry realized an additional 0.4% of plastic recycled in 2015 compared to 2014 as reported by Moore Recycling Associates. This increase is the result of more plastic products and packaging collected, specifically HDPE (#2) bottles for recycling. In total, at least 322 million kilograms of post-consumer plastic packaging were collected in Canada for recycling.
If we are to protect our valuable resources and move towards a circular economy – the aim of most people involved in recycling – we cannot ignore the land under our feet. John Irwin from waste management experts, CDEnviro, says that new technology is helping to make it easier to return land to its original state, ready for reuse.
When public funds are spent on new recycling equipment, it’s always reassuring for the profitability and expected results to be met as quickly as possible after the investment. This is the case for the County of Northumberland in Ontario, where an August 2016 production report showed positive numbers following their 2015 investment for an optical sorting unit on their container line. The contract was entrusted to Machinex, who installed a MACH Hyspec optical sorter for PET in April 2015 at the Northumberland County single-stream facility in Grafton. This particular facility processes 15,000 tons of recycling material per year, and prior to their installation of the new optical sorter, PET was sorted manually .
Total Metal Recovery (TMR) Inc., a Quebec company known for its metal recovery and recycling expertise, has inaugurated its metal recycling plant in Laval’s new Industrial Park 25-440. The inauguration ceremony, April 10, was held in the presence of Francine Charbonneau, Quebec Minister responsible for Seniors and Anti-Bullying and Minister responsible for the Laval region, Laval Mayor Marc Demers, and many dignitaries.
MSS, Inc., the optical sorter division of the CP Group, is introducing its next generation fiber sorting technology, the CIRRUS® FiberMax™. Based on the popular CIRRUS sensor platform, the FiberMax provides increased sorting speeds, sensing capability and operating flexibility.
Poly-Wood based in Syracuse, Indiana, a leading manufacturer of outdoor furniture made from recycled HDPE, is now also a highly efficient plastics recycler. At its production centre, Poly-Wood operates one of the most modern recycling plants for HDPE with systems from Lindner washTech (www.lindner-washtech.com). At the heart of the plant is a combination of shredders and wash components specifically customized by Lindner for this particular application.