Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32Technology INNOVATION The forefront of innovation Through research innovation, testing and evaluation, INL helps industry apply new energy solutions. The following pages describe cutting-edge developments from the past year, as well as the people behind the technologies. The benefits of these far- reaching advances support industry, national security and beyond. Extracting Value from Discarded Electronics INL researchers developed an electrochemical process to recover rare earth elements and strategic metals from cellphones and other consumer electronics. Electrochemical Recycling of Electronic Constituents of Value (E-RECOV) earned a 2016 TechConnect National Innovation Award, a Federal Laboratory Consortium Far West Region award for Outstanding Technology Development, and an Idaho Innovation Award for Early-Stage Innovation of the Year. A Small Business Voucher pilot from DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office is helping INL collaborate with e-Materials Recovery, LLC, which has a technology for turning circuit boards into “char” from which minerals can be extracted. 16 DOE’s Critical Materials Institute supported the research leading to the E-RECOV technology.