Technology Company Aqua Metals launched a lead-acid battery recycling plant in McCarran, Nev. today that the Alameda, Calif.-based company says will revolutionize how lead from batteries is processed. The company says its proprietary technology, AquaRefining, is a cheaper, cleaner alternative to its long-standing forerunner, smelting. It will be available to recyclers as well as battery manufacturers who will have two options: purchasing the commodity, or buying into the technology to launch their own plants.
France has become internationally known for its efforts to reduce food waste. With its law banning supermarkets from throwing out still-good food, the end consumer is still the top offender.Citizen in France can adopt a pair of laying hens for just 10 Euros and the cost of a chicken coop. The idea is that the chickens will process their table’s scraps as food for themselves and after some time will give the family a nice omelet in return.
Co-founder of Tesla Motors, Ian Wright, is looking to electrify noisy, gas-guzzling trucks that deliver packages, haul garbage and make frequent stops on city streets. His latest venture, Wrightspeed is looking to make medium-and heavy-duty commercial vehicles cleaner, quieter, and more energy-efficient. Wrightspeed, doesn’t make the whole truck. Rather it sells electric powertrains that can be installed on medium-and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.