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Nissan believes its all-electric LEAF represents a sustainable future in zero-emission mobility, but said the company’s commitment to green doesn’t end there. According to Nissan, the LEAF has contributed to reducing CO2 emission by some 151,000 tons since its launch in 2010, but the engineering team behind the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV) aims to […]

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Although electric and hybrid vehicles are gaining market share, one significant question remains: how can the used lithium-ion batteries be processed after their lifespan in a vehicle? A peer-reviewed Mineta National Transit Research Consortium report, titled Remanufacturing, Repurposing, and Recycling of Post-Vehicle-Application Lithium-Ion Batteries, offers three possible alternatives. Remanufacturing for intended reuse in vehicles by […]

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If like us you’ve been wondering where vehicle recycling efforts are heading, this latest information coming from Nissan will shed some light. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. shared the progress report on its recycling/recovery efforts in Japan for fiscal year 2013 (April 2013 to March 2014). Following the Japanese Automobile Recycling Law, Nissan announced its recovery […]

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Copper is one of the world’s most sought-after metals, widely used in automotive, but a metal with global mineable supply that could be exhausted in around 40 years. Toyota said it has worked with a group of industry partners to define a system to retrieve and recycle copper from vehicle wiring harnesses, helping secure a […]

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Recycled oil refiner Universal Lubricants entered in a partnership with Brake Plus to recycle used motor oils. Full cycle” is how Brakes Plus describes its new partnership with Universal Lubricants. An installer and advocate of Eco Ultra Synthetic Blend Motor Oil since July 2012, Brakes Plus now has partnered with Universal Lubricants to collect used […]

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced it has established the world’s first process to reuse rare earth metals extracted from nickel-metal hydride batteries for new nickel-metal hydride batteries to recycle precious resources. Honda said that so far, it has been extracting an oxide containing rare earth metals from used nickel-metal hydride batteries at the plant of […]

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