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NML signs MoU for e-waste recycling

Jamshedpur, March 5: CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M/s Walle Infotech, Ranchi for the extraction of gold, silver, copper, manganese and cobalt from waste batteries to enhance cooperation in the sector of e-waste recycling. It is a matter of pleasure to announce that M/s Walle Infotech, Ranchi is going to entrench the very first electronic waste recycling company at Jamshedpur. This is going to be a great breakthrough in the sector of electronic waste recycling in the state of Jharkhand.

At the auspicious occasion of technology transfer  Indranil Chattoraj, Director CSIR-NML,   Sanjay Kumar, Head MER Division,  Manis Kumar Jha, Senior Principal Scientist & Project leader, Ranjit Kumar Singh, Scientist,  S.K. Pal, Head, RPBD,  Beena Kumari,   Anjani Kumar Sahu  along with other research team members  Pankaj Kumar Choubey,  Archana Kumari, Ms. Rekha Panda and  Om Shankar Dinkar were present.

The know-how to extract Au, Ag, Cu, Co and Mn from electronic scraps and waste batteries was transferred.

On this occasion,  Krishna Singh, Director, M/s Walle Infotech, Ranchi expressed his interest and excitement over the establishment of first e-waste recycling company in Jharkhand in association of NML. He said, “they will start this e-waste recycling company very soon in a great association with CSIR-NML and will contribute to the recycling world”. He also added “One of the biggest problem we are facing today is e-waste recycling. India alone generates more than 2 million metric tons of e-wastes per annual. Only 5% of this is been proceeds by authorized recyclers hence, immense opportunities and potential are available.

Association with NML will not only help us to process the electronic waste and convert waste into resource but also give opportunity to local people to stay in their home town and work.”

On this great association,  Manis Kumar Jha, Senior principal Scientist and Project leader, CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur said that, “NML has expertise in developing feasible technologies to treat e-wastes being generated in huge quantities”. He also marked that NML is ready with new different technologies and wished to enhance and explore more potential in the area of e-waste recycling to enhance its societal uses in heath, agriculture, industrial applications, training and exchange of knowledge.

Director, NML,  Indranil Chattoraj has expressed his happiness as “NML has transferred more than 10 technologies in very short period and said much more is expected in recent times.”

The transfer of MoU would be a great step towards the �SWACHHATA Abhiyan� and each team members are very much proud to be the part of this abhiyan.

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