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Press Release

NEDO Begins Technology Development on Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Metal Recycling

- Aiming to utilize metal resources from unused waste products found in cities -
June  19,2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

NEDO is working to develop innovative fundamental technologies that will enable low-cost, highly efficient recycling processes to effectively utilize metal resources such as rare metals from waste products including small home appliances. NEDO aims to utilize resources found in "urban mines," including types of metals which have been traditionally difficult for recycling service providers to effectively build a business on, by promoting the automation of waste product sorting and dismantling, reducing the cost of smelting metals, and strengthening collaboration between the manufacturing industry and the recycling industry.

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Environment Department
Contact Persons: Hattori, Hanzawa, Abe Tel +81-44-520-5251­