Honda recycles Rare Earths

THE electric vehicles continue to spread, theenvironment requires an electrical change and with the increase in sales increases the production of car, bike and electric scooters. The transport industry is concentrating on the production of increasingly advanced technologies, even lighter and hi-tech vehicles that are positioned on the market with lower prices accessible. Few companies care about disposal and that follow the life of their product at 360 degrees, from its manufacture to the end of its life cycle.

The priorities of car manufacturers are characteristics such as weight, autonomy and production prices. A key component for the production of aelectric car is the battery. It greatly affects the weight and of course, the final performance, from the maximum speed to the available range, without forgetting the charging times.

However, the batteries have also proved to be a sticking point of the so-called "sustainable mobility". The production of a battery is an intense process, more when one battery ends his life cycle, there is the problem of disposal. According to the car manufacturer Honda, there is a way out. Honda developers have come up with an efficient method of extracting the Rare lands give her exhausted batteries. The materials thus recovered will be available for the production of new ones batteries.

This is the first process in the world capable of recovering Rare lands give her exhausted batteries. The Honda development team succeeded in extracting precious elements such as lanthanum and other rare earths and managed to do so through an electrolysis process. The Rare lands extracted can boast a purity of more than 99 percent, i.e. the recycled rare earths with the Honda method, they have the same characteristics as the Rare lands just extracted from a mine.

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