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Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems

Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030. Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) show that major oil-producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region could turn their abundant renewable energy resources into lucrative business opportunities in less than two decades.
9th March 2017

100% renewable system is the cheapest option for South America

  Transitioning to a fully renewable electricity system is possible for South America by 2030. A study by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland also shows that a 100% renewable system (100% RE) is the cheapest electricity production option and can be achieved with very few energy storages.
7th December 2016


High-purity metals recovered from battery waste

Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) have succeeded in recovering important metals – lithium, cobalt and nickel – from battery waste with nearly 100% purity. Recovered metals will be needed increasingly in the manufacture of batteries, and in the future especially in batteries of electric vehicles. Researchers have been able to extract cobalt at 99.6 percent purity, nickel at 99.7% purity, and lithium at 99.9% purity from battery waste.
2nd June 2016


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