Recyclekaro Collaborates with BARC for E-Waste to Copper Oxide Nanoparticles Initiative
Recyclekaro, a leading battery recycling company, has partnered with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), India’s top nuclear research organization, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop copper oxide nanoparticles from electronic waste.
This collaboration will leverage BARC’s sophisticated methods to extract high-quality copper oxide nanoparticles from the depopulated circuit boards of discarded electronics.
These nanoparticles are highly sought after for their use as catalysts in various industries, for antibacterial surfaces on medical and electronic devices, in conductive inks, and for purifying water.
“At Recyclekaro, we are committed to exploring innovative methods within the recycling industry. This MOU represents a significant step in advancing our technological capabilities,”said Rakesh Gupta, Founder and Director of Recyclekaro.
“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,”he added.
Printed circuit boards (PCBs), found in a wide array of electronic products, from consumer gadgets to medical and industrial equipment, are particularly valuable due to their metal content. India generated over 1.6 million tonnes of e-waste in the 2021-22 period alone, a significant portion of which includes these precious materials, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
Additionally, Recyclekaro is expanding its operations with a new nickel metal facility in Maharashtra, backed by an investment of 1 billion INR. The company is actively seeking technology partnerships to bolster the recycling of lithium-ion batteries and scrap, further solidifying its position in the sustainable waste management sector.
Recyclekaro is a leading e-waste and lithium-ion battery recycling company in India. It extracts critical elements like lithium, cobalt, platinum, and rhodium from end-of-life batteries and electronic devices, promoting sustainability and economic growth. Recyclekaro has partnered with industry leaders like Bajaj Auto and Tata Motors to recycle their EV batteries and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Recyclekaro is also the only company in India to successfully extract lithium out of end-of-life lithium-ion batteries (Patent filing in progress). Recyclekaro is committed to shaping a more sustainable energy future, both in India and worldwide.