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An environmentally friendly alternative to peat: The Biogrinder efficiently processes compost

February 2021
The Biogrinder from BHS-Sonthofen is successfully used by a cooperative in northern Germany for the production of an alternative to peat. A mobile plant with a control system from BHS Control Systems was implemented. The plant efficiently shreds surpluses of compost material and produces a substance that is suitable for use as an environmentally friendly alternative to peat. For example, the product is added to the production of potting soil to reduce the amount of peat contained in it.

It’s all about the purity: high-grade aluminum concentrate from incinerator bottom ash

February 2021
French waste recycling company Norval has been using an impact mill (PM) from BHS-Sonthofen for aluminum processing in the final process step since June 2019. The sturdy machine frees the pre-sorted aluminum fraction from the waste incineration system from undesired adhesions, thus reliably ensuring that a high-grade aluminum concentrate is obtained.

Scandinavian battery manufacturer uses gas-tight recycling process from BHS-Sonthofen

November 2020
The debate on climate change, increased environmental awareness, high gas prices and emission scandals are making EVs (electric vehicle batteries) increasingly popular – but what happens when the raw materials used to manufacture the EV batteries run out? And where do discarded batteries go? A Scandinavian battery manufacturer set out to recycle EV batteries and reuse the rare earths they contain in new batteries. Using a new and safe recycling process from BHS, the company is able to achieve two things at once: Not only are the valuable minerals prevented from ending up as electronic waste, but the process also wards off the impending shortage of rare earths such as nickel, lithium, cobalt and manganese.

Efficient recycling of electrical waste thanks to pre-shredder

October 2020
Recycling of electronical waste often makes pre-shredding necessary - but batteries and capacitors must not be damaged in the process. At the French Rousset facility near Marseilles, Triade Électronique, a subsidiary of Veolia, operates a recycling plant for electrical and electronic scrap. A customized pre-shredder from BHS-Sonthofen is used to facilitate efficient shredding. The built-in counter-crossbeam simplifies manual sorting and thus increases the share of saleable recycling materials.

Recycling company in the UK relies on plant technology from BHS to process ASR fractions, electronic scrap and meatballs

May 2020
A British company commissioned a recycling plant that was planned and implemented by BHS. The plant is designed to handle a variety of materials such as automotive shredder residue (ASR) fractions, electronic scrap and so-called “meatballs” (electric motors and motor armatures). The process developed together with the company is based on a profitability analysis and ensures marketable end products.

Two shredders for an SMP plant in China

January 2020
BHS-Sonthofen has delivered recycling technology for an SMP plant in Wuxi City of Jiangsu province, China. Toxic industry waste is usually disposed together with the packaging – for example steel drums or big bags. Roten, the Chinese company responsible for building the recycling plant, asked for solutions for the first step of the recycling process, which is the shredding of waste materials delivered in big bags. The customer's main requirement was high machine availability. BHS-Sonthofen opted for a two-stage shredding process with shearing shredder VR 1215 (hydraulic drive) and VR 0912 (electrical drive).