After vibrant first weekend International Arts Fest continues through April 15

first_imgRelated posts:What to do in Costa Rica: concerts, culture and love around the country PHOTOS: The final days of Costa Rica’s International Arts Festival 13’30 Restaurant hosts exhibit by Guatemalan artist Herssonoe Ballet performance raises funds for low-income patients and families The 2018 edition of the International Arts Festival (FIA) kicked off on Friday with national and international artists, particularly visitors from this year’s highlighted country, Colombia.Throughout the weekend, performances from music to puppetry to dance took place throughout central and eastern San José, from the Plaza de la Cultura to the Plaza Máximo Fernández in front of the Escuela Roosevelt in San Pedro.For maps and a detailed schedule, or to download the FIA2018 app, visit the government-sponsored event’s Facebook page or website. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Axion Aceleron and Aspire Engineering start EV battery recycling and reuse initiative

Source: Electric Vehicles Magazine Source: Axion Circular economy and resource recovery specialists Axion, Aspire Engineering, and Aceleron have started an initiative to tackle the growing number of end-of-life EV batteries. They are currently providing a recovery service that begins with Aspire processing the batteries for remanufacturing, reuse and recycling. After, Aceleron tests and repurposes the batteries. If the batteries cannot be reused, Axion will then collect them for recycling.All three companies will leverage their specialized talents in order to see the project through. For example, Axion was a part of the AMPLiFII (Automated Module-to-pack Pilot Line for Industrial Innovation) project in which it developed techniques to recover metals from automotive battery packs. It is currently partners in the CALIBRE project with several analysts and car companies to demonstrate UK-based supply chains for spent batteries.  Aspire took part in OEM R&D for battery systems and was a partner in the H1perbat consortium along with Williams Advanced Engineering and Aston Martin. Together with Aceleron, Aspire is a part of the remanufacturing research initiative VALUABLE along with several universities. Using this combined experience, the companies intend to provide a profitable service based on the “Three R’s”“Combining the skills of all three companies opens up a more cost-effective end-of-life route by recovering batteries that still have a useful life and extracts more value that can be passed onto clients,” says Axion Head of Engineering and Research Sam Haig. Aceleron CEO Amrit Chandan states, “Applying Aceleron’s battery testing and repurposing technology with Aspire’s remanufacturing knowledge and Axion’s ability to efficiently recycle really provides single-point-of-service value for battery users and vehicle OEMs across the UK.” read more

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