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Enval

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Founded Year

2005

Stage

Incubator/Accelerator | Alive

About Enval

Enval specializes in a recycling process based on microwave induced pyrolysis.

Headquarters Location

Future Business Centre, Kings Hedges Road

Cambridge, England, CB4 2HY,

United Kingdom

+44 845 299 7566

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Latest Enval News

Nestlé commits to flexible packaging recycling in Mexico

Sep 30, 2021

Nestlé commits to flexible packaging recycling in Mexico Consumer goods company will work with Enval and Greenback on 6,000 tpy chemical recycling project. Nestlé Mexico says it has signed an agreement with Greenback Recycling Technologies and Enval to build a chemical recycling plant capable of processing flexible plastic packaging in Mexico. The plant will be designed to handle 6,000 metric tons of scrap its first full year, and can be scaled up in later years, according to the three firms. The agreement, which Switzerland-based Nestlé calls its first outside of Europe, targets plastic packaging not commonly recycled, including multilayer flexible and aluminum-laminated plastics, and “aims to meet the technical and commercial requirements to ensure the circularity of food-grade plastics.” The plant will use microwave-induced pyrolysis technology developed by United Kingdom-based Enval. The process transforms plastics into oil feedstock to produce new plastic. The two companies call it “the only technology in the world capable of recycling plastic aluminum laminates by splitting them into high-value oil and aluminum with a low-carbon footprint.” Nestlé says it also will invest in the adaptation in Mexico of United Kingdom-based Greenback’s eco2Veritas circularity platform, designed to provide “complete traceability of the neutralization and recycling process.” The Swiss company says its alliance with Greenback and Enval aligns with its objective of reducing its plastic footprint while continuing the path towards achieving a waste-free future “Making safe recycled plastics for food packaging is a huge challenge for our industry,” states Fausto Costa, Nestlé Mexico’s CEO. “This project with Greenback and Enval fully supports the mission of ensuring that our plastic packaging is not only recyclable but [is] actually recycled. It also ensures that we are drastically reducing plastic waste pollution and supports our work with local communities.” Comments Carlos Ludlow-Palafox, founder and CEO of Enval, “This project demonstrates the importance of collaboration between companies at different stages of the supply chain to tackle the challenge of plastics in the environment. Our technology allows the recycling of packaging that was previously considered unrecyclable, and we are delighted that our first plant, in collaboration with a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company as committed to sustainability as Nestlé and in partnership with Greenback, will be soon operating in Mexico.” Greenback CEO Philippe von Stauffenberg remarks, “This project in Mexico will tackle the unresolved problem of turning multi-laminate and mixed plastics that are difficult to recycle into a recyclable [scrap] stream.” Gerdau S.A., a Brazil-based steelmaker with scrap-fed electric arc furnace (EAF) steel mills in several nations in the Americas, shipped 25 percent more steel in the first half of this year compared with the first half of 2020. The company’s output of crude steel grew by 17 percent. Gerdau cites “the scenario of strong demand for steel  in all countries where the company operates, combined with the ability of the teams in seizing the opportunities arising in the market” for its increases in output and profitability this year. In the second quarter of this year, Gerdau says its adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) and its adjusted EBITDA margin “set all-time highs for a single quarter.” Crude steel production staged “a robust recovery in relation to the second quarter of 2020,” adds the ccompany, “since that quarter was affected by production stoppages at the company’s mills in 2020 due to Covid-19 and the associated impacts on the business.” Across its EAF operations in several nations, including Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and the United States, Gerdau says it reached a production capacity utilization rate of around 80 percent, “which represents the highest level since 2018 and signals healthy demand in [our] main operations.” Net sales in the second quarter of 2021 were higher than in the prior quarter and compared with the year-ago quarter. Acknowledging higher overall ferrous scrap prices, the firm adds, “The accelerating increase in raw material costs over the last few months was offset by higher sales.” Gerdau says the price it paid for scrap in the second quarter of 2021 rose by 75 percent compared with the same timeframe last year. However, that was less drastic than the 197 percent increase in iron ore costs it experienced year-on-year. A $4 million appropriation in the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) budget will be allocated to infrastructure spending at a planned Sustainable Business Park in Kent and Allegan Counties in that state. The Sustainable Business Park, planned for 250 acres adjacent to the South Kent Landfill in Byron Center, Michigan, will be built on land that was initially purchased by Kent County to create a new landfill. The state funding will go toward infrastructure improvements on the site such as utilities, roads and stormwater to prepare it for initial tenants. The first phase of infrastructure development is estimated to cost $19 million. “The state investment in this important project will vastly reduce Kent County’s landfill usage and contribute to a circular economy,” says Dar Baas, director of the Kent County Department of Public Works. “Landfills are not the legacy anyone wants to leave for future generations, and this investment is an acknowledgement that we’re on the right path toward a more sustainable future.” Approved in 2018, the Sustainable Business Park Master Plan lays out a vision for transitioning away from landfilling waste in favor of placing value on components of the waste as feedstock for new products or fuel sources. The master plan calls for an anchor tenant who will receive mixed waste currently going to the landfill and “separate it for secondary and tertiary tenants to utilize.” The two counties anticipate the state funding will “lay the foundation for additional private investment in the entire park.” Atlantic Recycling Group (ARG) co-founder and long-time Maryland scrap recycling executive Robert G. Millstone has died at age 75. Millstone was born and raised in the Washington, D.C., area, and served as CEO of ARG until his death Sept. 21. According to his Legacy.com obituary, Millstone died “after a brave fight against advanced blood disease.” He spent his entire working career in the scrap recycling industry, starting out at his father’s company, Rockville, Maryland-based Montgomery Iron & Metal. He took over the reins of that firm after his father Phil’s death in 1978, eventually renaming it Montgomery Scrap Corp. Along with David Caffee, Millstone formed Atlantic Recycling Group  in 2006, combining the Montgomery Scrap assets with those of United Iron & Metal in Baltimore, plus another Baltimore location (and at one time a feeder yard in eastern Ohio). Millstone is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Sickles Millstone; two daughters, Jessica and Heather Millstone; and two grandchildren. States his Legacy.com obituary: “He is a legend to all who met him - the memory of his generosity, larger-than-life presence, kindness, and dry sense of humor only matched by fond recollections of his signature cowboy hat and boots, as well as his strong square jawline. He might have been the Bossman, but he treated everyone with respect and equanimity, seeing the value and potential in everyone and helping them to also find it in themselves.” His family says donations in his name can be considered in Robert’s memory to New York-based No Kid Hungry  “or another organization that provides essential support to children in need.” Surrey, British Columbia, Canada-based American Manganese Inc. says it has successfully produced NMC-811 (nickel-manganese-cobalt oxide) “cathode precursor” lithium-ion battery material from recycled-content black mass using its RecycLiCo closed-loop process. “These results are a continuation of earlier success where the company upcycled the same black mass sample into NMC-622,” states the firm, referring to an August 24, 2021, announcement. NMC-622 is another nickel-manganese-cobalt oxide formulation. (The number designation following NMC indicates the ratio of nickel, manganese, and cobalt contained, e.g. the NMC-811 ratio is 80 percent nickel, 10 percent manganese and 10 percent cobalt). “The production of NMC-811 and NMC-622 cathode precursor directly from the same lithium-ion battery black mass sample demonstrates RecycLiCo’s ability to adjust its product output to changing battery cathode precursor demands of future customers,” says Larry Reaugh, president and CEO of American Manganese. “Our testing program aims to grow strategic partnerships with leaders in the electric vehicle (EV) and lithium-ion battery industry and we are pleased to demonstrate our practical and efficient solution for achieving high-quality cathode precursors with one closed-loop process,” he adds. Following the recovery of the three-metal cathode precursor material, the RecycLiCo process separately extracts what American Manganese calls high-purity lithium while and usable process chemicals. “The closed-loop and value-added processing methods achieve low chemical consumption, good overall mass balance, and refined final products that are key to lithium-ion battery manufacturing,” states the firm. The black mass sample was sent by an EV manufacturer to confirm the viability of American Manganese’s patented process to extract valuable lithium-ion battery materials, says the company. The black mass was produced by mechanical size reduction of end-of-life lithium-ion batteries, resulting in a powder substance that contains critical battery materials, including lithium, cobalt, nickel, and manganese, as well as copper, aluminum, and graphite. The solution produced after leaching the black mass is adjusted to the desired ratio of nickel, manganese, and cobalt before the direct co-precipitation of the NMC-811 cathode precursor. Modern EV battery packs are predominantly shifting to higher nickel-containing cathode materials, says American Manganese . The firm says it “has demonstrated this essential processing flexibility to upcycle older EV battery materials into the next generation of lithium-ion battery cathode precursor materials.”

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Enval Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Enval founded?

    Enval was founded in 2005.

  • Where is Enval's headquarters?

    Enval's headquarters is located at Future Business Centre, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge.

  • What is Enval's latest funding round?

    Enval's latest funding round is Incubator/Accelerator.

  • Who are the investors of Enval?

    Investors of Enval include Plug and Play Accelerator, ACF Investors, Create Partners, University of Cambridge Challenge Fund, Cambridge Angels and 5 more.

  • Who are Enval's competitors?

    Competitors of Enval include Mura Technology.

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