Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, 2018, e00064, ISSN 2214-9937

Waste Li foils from spent experimental Li-coin-cells pose a potential risk and a waste of lithium if they are not treated. For this paper, waste Li foils were recycled in the form of black LiFePO4/C powders with the recovery of about 80%. The recovered LiFePO4/C cathode delivered satisfactory electrochemical performance, advancing SDGs 7, 9 and 12.

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, 2018, e00062, ISSN 2214-9937

In this study, froth flotation experiments were carried out with a variety of new and spent lithium-ion batteries using kerosene as the collector. The results show that the froth flotation method works well in separating anode and cathode materials, and therefore could be integrated with the direct recycling method to close the loop of materials used in Li-ion batteries. This addresses SDGs 7, 9 and 12.

Development Engineering, Volume 3, 2018, Pages 166-174, ISSN 2352-7285, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.deveng.2018.06.001.

A course was launched almost a decade ago under the auspices of the MIT D-Lab by a group of graduate students who worked on advanced prosthesis research and sought to teach MIT undergraduates the fundamentals of creating low-cost prostheses for resource-constrained settings. A human-centered design thinking approach has been applied to this course on creating low-cost prosthetic and assistive devices for the developing world. Teams of students with diverse backgrounds are paired with international stakeholders and industry partners to tackle real-world prosthetic technology needs, learn the design process through interactive lectures and workshops in the classroom, and are given the opportunity to conduct testing of the prototypes generated during the semester at field sites around the globe. This study addresses various SDGs 3, 4, 9 and 10.
SUMS Logo 2018
Smart Urban Mobility Solutions is a new event consisting of an exhibition and 2-day conference programme, the event will leverage Scotland’s long history of innovation in Intelligent Traffic Control and Glasgow’s pioneering work on Smart Cities. The event will take place at the SEC, Glasgow on 3– 4 May 2018 alongside All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy and sustainability event.
All-Energy 2018
All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy and low carbon event, is taking place on 2nd & 3rd of May 2018 in Glasgow; it brings together the UK’s largest group of buyers across the value chain, including investors, project developers, end users and policy makers, among others. Showcasing the complete range of renewable and sustainable technologies and with a world-class free-to-attend conference alongside, All-Energy brings together over 7,500 supply chain and business energy end users – including the largest group of renewable energy developers and supply chain partners seen anywhere in the UK.
This paper presents a case study around emerging technologies for data storage and what their implementation at mass scale might mean for existing supply chains and market dynamics for certain critical materials, looking to address goal 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and goal 12 (sustainable consumption and production).

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 1-8

This article explores the importance of lightweight technology in reducing automobile life cycle impacts, which ultimately affects Goals 9, 12 and 13.

Sustainable Materials and Technologies Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 19-26

Relating to Goal 9 and Goal 12, this paper highlights current methodologies used to assess materials criticality, how these assessments are used to reduce materials-related risk and to what extent there is room for improvement.

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 9-18

This article contributes to SDGs 9 and 12 by reviewing efforts in Europe to secure an adequate supply of raw materials and meet the objectives of the Raw Materials Initiative, as well as the more general goals of sustainability.

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 19-26.

Advancing goal 9, this paper reviews critical materials designations from the United States Department of Energy, the European Union, and the General Electric Company, and how they have changed over the period from 2008 to 2014.