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Recyclekaro signs an MOU with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for Copper Oxide Nanoparticles Production from e-waste – EQ

Recyclekaro signs an MOU with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for Copper Oxide Nanoparticles Production from e-waste – EQ


Mumbai : Recyclekaro, one of the leading e-waste and lithium-ion battery recycling companies in India, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), India’s foremost nuclear research institution. The collaboration aims to utilize/leverage BARC’s advanced technology for the extraction of high-purity copper oxide nanoparticles from depopulated printed circuit boards (PCBs).

The produced copper oxide nanoparticles hold immense potential as a catalyst for various industrial processes, antibacterial coatings for medical and electronic devices and sensors, as well as conductive inks and water purification. Beyond the evident environmental advantages, this strategic move is poised to create a positive socio-economic impact by generating employment opportunities throughout the PCB recycling process, from collection and transportation to processing and manufacturing of recycled materials.

Notably, the recovery of precious metals from PCBs not only proves economically viable but aligns with circular economy principles, providing essential raw materials for manufacturing. In light of stringent regulations governing electronic waste disposal in India, this collaborative effort underscores Recyclekaro’s unwavering commitment to sustainability.

Speaking on the association, Mr. Rajesh Gupta, Founder & Director, Recyclekaro, said, “At Recyclekaro, we are committed to exploring innovative methods within the recycling industry. This MOU represents a significant step in advancing our technological capabilities. Our ongoing research and development efforts are driving progress in sustainable technologies and waste management practices, underscoring our commitment to environmental responsibility and our contribution to a more sustainable future.”

It’s encouraging for Recyclekaro to actively contribute to the efficiency and sustainability of PCB recycling operations using the advanced technologies, aligned with global environmental goals, which emphasize the essential role of technology in addressing electronic waste challenges and promoting responsible resource management. This collaboration reflects our dedication to advancing a cleaner and greener future, and we’re pleased to be part of initiatives that positively impact the ecosystem.

Rich in metal content, PCBs are considered a high-value waste. India generates around 3.2 million tons per year of electronic waste, which contains many precious materials. PCB recycling stands as a cornerstone for resource conservation, environmental protection, and economic growth.

Recyclekaro is currently in the stage of establishing its Nickel Metal plant and is in ongoing discussions with new partners for technology transfer, aiming to strengthen the ecosystem. This strategic approach aligns with our commitment to environmental sustainability and the cultivation of a robust Circular Economy and Urban Mining model.

About RecycleKaro

RecycleKaro is a renowned e-waste management and lithium-ion battery recycling company. The company is at the forefront of lithium extraction from scrap batteries and utilizes innovative and environmentally responsible methods to extract valuable metals such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese and more from batteries. These critical elements are essential components of lithium-ion batteries, which power a wide range of applications, from electric vehicles to renewable energy storage systems.

A distinctive achievement is RecycleKaro’s ability to recover over 90% of critical elements from energy storage systems, backed by its Zero Waste Discharge plant, showcasing an unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility. The company’s mission centersaround decreasing the carbon footprint, securing the future, and fostering sustainable economic growth. With a 13-year focus on research, development, and innovation, RecycleKaro has developed the technology and infrastructure to recycle 675 MWh and reuse 608 MWh of battery capacity annually, targeting a reduction of 350 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions by 2026.

The company collaborates globally with battery manufacturers, automakers, and renewable energy firms, with a client roster including Bajaj Auto, Ather Energy, HeroMotoCorp, and Tata Motors. Alongside lithium-ion battery recycling, RecycleKaro boasts 13+ years of e-waste recycling expertise, extracting precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. With 1350+ completed projects and 1200+ collection touchpoints, RecycleKaro emerges as a reliable and efficient industry supplier.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network