‘The best way to get rid of this toxic stuff’
A company that makes the stuff to be used in wind turbines has won a $5.6bn (£3.9bn) deal with the US government to turn the toxic material from scrap into a valuable commodity.
The deal, announced today by the Trump administration, is one of the largest ever to be awarded to a non-profit corporation.
It’s a huge step forward for the wind industry, but also highlights the challenges of recycling non-fibrous metals into a new and valuable commodity, and the importance of the non-government sector in making sure this happens.
“There are currently about a billion tons of non-metallic metals out there,” David Shinn, the director of the Center for Sustainable Futures at Cornell University, told Recode.
“They’re very hard to recycle.
If you don’t want to turn them into a metal, you can’t recycle them.
There’s just not a lot of money that you can make.
There is no value in them.”
Shinn said the company’s recycling process would also make it “much more expensive” for the government to buy them.
“The government, because it has to make payments on these items, will have to pay more money for these metals,” he said.
“If you have to get into the process of selling these items to the government, then that’s going to cost more money to the federal government.”
Shoppes selling recycled metals to the US Government The government has been trying to buy the nonmetal metals in the market, and is now in negotiations with the retailer that sells them, to buy all the scrap, according to Shinn.
“They are interested in selling it to the U.S. government,” he told Recade.
“We’re looking at getting some of these non-metal metals from a different company.”
The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced last month it would buy $2.2bn worth of recycled metal, as part of its efforts to recycle metals from the United States, Canada, and other countries.
This includes all metals that have not been made into a material used in a vehicle, a truck, or a machine.
The DOE’s decision came in the wake of the collapse of a US wind farm, which was partially owned by a Chinese company called SunPower.
It was one of several cases where the US wind industry faced high levels of waste, which has prompted calls for government support to clean up the industry.
The government had previously said it was in talks with the company to buy some of its scrap, but that proposal was dropped after SunPower’s bankruptcy.
The US and China have been working together on a plan to make solar panels and other renewable energy more sustainable.
“That has a lot to do with the government taking ownership of these materials and making them a valuable asset in the future,” Shinn said.
The wind industry has long been a leader in developing renewable energy technologies.
It has also been a leading user of nonmetallic metal scrap.
But the US and other nations have been facing increasing concerns about the impact of nonmetal waste on the environment and the economy.
US coal use has increased by about 100 million tonnes in the last decade.
“It’s a very complex problem,” Shann said.
“It’s not a matter of the government wanting to buy everything, it’s about how you’re going to dispose of the metals.”
The DOE and SunPower did not respond to a request for comment.