The project has been designed to establish the potential for a new global recycling business.
It aims to re-use the materials from fuel cell membrane electrode assemblies and establish the recovery of them from waste cells as a technical and economic possibility.
Axion claim that by reducing the life-cost of fuel cells and maximising the value of the resources they contain, they can make fuel cells more cost-effective.
Recycling the cells also improves resource-efficiency for the expensive materials they contain.
The project features a new design for recycling so the products are easier to recycle. This involves collecting widely-distributed fuel cells and overcoming the technical hurdles presented in material recovery.
Whilst Axion is controlling the development of primary recycling routes in the project, Technical Fibre Products (TFP) is managing the recovery and re-use of carbon fibres. The project also sees Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells leading on the re-use of materials in fuel cells and directing the final recovery of precious metals.
Further research into the project is currently taking place as Axion hope to develop a take-back system for end-of-life fuel cells from forklift trucks, electrical vehicles and mobile phone masts.
Alongside on-going market investigation, experimental trials are continuing at Axion’s laboratories in Salford.
The Construction Products Association (CPA) is launching an industry-wide consultation into a new proposed Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI).Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Health & Safety, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products, news, Publications
The latest Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) report confirms that value sales to builders and contractors by Britain’s builders’ merchants in November 2020 saw its largest year-on-year increase since March 2019Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Civil Engineering, Facility Management & Building Services, Landscaping, news, Research & Materials Testing, Timber Buildings and Timber Products
Vytaliving brings to the market a comprehensively tested and certified personal 15-minute rapid COVID testing kit, for antigens and antibodies.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, news, Research & Materials Testing, Site Preparation
This piece from Contour explores the design considerations for young offender institutions, in order to allow for the best possible chance of rehabilitation and for officers to manage behaviours effectively.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, Retrofit & Renovation