Scrap ‘n Save: Plug’n Drive launches scrappage incentive program

Toronto, Ontario — Toronto-based non-profit Plug’n Drive launched a new incentive program on February 1⁠—Ontario drivers looking to go electric can have their gas vehicles scrapped and recycles and receive a $1,000 cheque in the process. The program is offered in tandem with Plug’n Drive’s Used Electric Vehicle Incentive, which was announced last year and […]

Power Partnership: Hydro-Québec partners with Mercedes-Benz on solid-state battery development

Québec, Québec — Canadian battery material specialist Hydro-Québec has partnered with Mercedes-Benz to develop solid-state batteries for EVs as part of the automaker’s research on the future potential of zero-emissions vehicles. Hydro-Québec and Mercedes-Benz researchers will cooperate to test new materials under field conditions to accelerate and analyze the development cycle of Hydro-Québec’s solid-state batteries. […]

Breaking Bonds: Hamilton, Ont. scientists develop method to dissolve and recycle tire rubber

Hamilton, Ontario — Scientists at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont. have discovered a way to dissolve rubber from old car tires, which they say could eventually remove tires from landfills altogether. McMaster outlined the method—which is further elaborated upon in the journal Green Chemistry—in a Jan. 13 news release. The process involves breaking down the […]

Swiss Sustainability: International Automobile Recycling Congress 2020

Toronto, Ontario — The International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) 2020 will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, alongside the Geneva International Motor Show. A bold marketing strategy allows it so that if you register for the IARC 2020, you will receive free admission to the GIMS at the same time! This year’s agenda includes 26 specialist […]

Battery Benefits: Audi to recycle cobalt and nickel with Umicore

Toronto, Ontario — According to German car manufacturer Audi and its partner materials expert Umicore, the two companies have been able to recover more than 90 percent of the cobalt and nickel in the high-voltage batteries of Audi’s e-tron vehicle. Next, the partners will collaborate to develop a closed-loop system for cobalt and nickel, where […]

Further Use for Fluids: Used motor oil and antifreeze accepted for recycling in B.C.

Abbotsford, British Columbia — The GFL Transfer Station and Recycling Facility on Vye Road in Abbotsford, B.C. is now accepting used motor oil, antifreeze, filters and containers. The facility now has a 20-foot modified shipping container installed on-site to collect the items, thanks to a grant received from the B.C. Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA). […]

A Schroder Decision: Car-Part chief named CIECA’s vice chair

Toronto, Ontario — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association has named an auto recycling legend–Jeff Schroder, founder of Car-Part, as its vice-chair for 2020. Others named to the group’s board include California Casualty Management’s George Best, who will serve as the secretary, and Enterprise Holding’s Kim Devallance-Caron, who takes over from Mitchell International’s Phil Martinez. Schroder […]

Atlantic Assets: Newco Metal and Auto Recycling receives $1m in funding

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador — St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador-based Newco Metal and Auto Recycling recently announced it would be expanding its capacity at its Foxtrap, Nfld. facility after receiving a $1 million repayable contribution from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. According to a news release from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Newco plans […]

Recyclers Ready: Auto Recycling Calendar of Events for 2020

Toronto, Ontario — Auto recyclers across Canada have had one wild year in the industry. From OARA’s exciting annual Convention and Trade Show in Mississauga to the SEMA show in Vegas, recyclers everywhere are mourning the ending of a fantastic year of networking, travelling, and connecting. But recyclers worry not. We have access to info […]

Lean on Lithion: Quebec recycling company discusses dangers of EV batteries

Toronto, Ontario –The number of electric vehicles on the road is on a steady rise. With nearly 100,000 electric vehicles in Canada, it’s clear that the future of transportation is green and clean. However, with the lessening of emissions in the air, there is a new unexpected risk many outside of the auto recycling industry don’t […]