CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur signed an MoU with Vardhman Auto Recycling, New Delhi, to conduct joint sponsored and collaborative research in the recycling of End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV), WEEE, and associated wastes, to extract high pure critical metals. The discussion stressed the extraction of critical and strategic metals like Magnesium, Cobalt, Lithium, Nickel, Vanadium, and Rare Earths, to name a few, from various resources in presence of Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Dr. Jaganath Pal, Dr. R.K.Rath, Dr. Abhilash, Dr. Pratima Meshram, Dr. Navneet Singh Randhawa, Mr. Krishna Kumar, Dr. Beena Kumari.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Nikeeta Jain, director, Vardhman Auto Recycling, New Delhi, and Dr. S.K.Pal, Head, Research Planning and Business Development Division, CSIR-NML, in the presence of Dr. Indranil Chattoraj, Director (CSIR-NML), and Shri. Naresh Jain, Managing Director (Vardhman Auto Recycling), among others.
The mineral processing, pyro-metallurgical, and hydro-metallurgical facilities were hugely appreciated by the team from Vardhman Auto Recycling, New Delhi, who wished to utilize them for significant developments aligned to Swach and Sashakt Bharat.