1. Phinix, LLC Introduces Nalini S. Mahadevan as General Counsel.
October 25, 2013, Lexington, KY – Nalini Mahadevan has been appointed as General Counsel for Phinix, LLC. Ms. Mahadevan earned her JD from the St. Louis University School of Law and MBA from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. She was a partner at Lowenbaum Partnership and a founding partner at Mahadevan Law Office, LLC, both in St. Louis. She has over 10 years of experience in federal law. She is also an Adjunct Professor at St. Louis University School of Law.
Ms. Mahadevan will provide contract and legal services for Phinix including its newest project, “Electrochemical Extraction of High Quality Magnesium from Scrap”, which was recently funded by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). This new project will research and develop an electrochemical process to extract high-quality magnesium from scrap metal for reuse in manufacturing.
Phinix, LLC provides product, process and recycling research, development and consulting services for light metals (Aluminum, Magnesium and Titanium) and energy and carbon management.
2. KY Congressman Andy Barr Congratulates Lexington-based Phinix on Winning ARPA-E Project Funding. WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy announced the most recent recipients of funding through its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Among the awardees is Phinix, LLC, a high-tech recycling and energy management company based in Lexington, Kentucky.
Based on the strength of its application, Phinix will receive over $600,000 for the research and development of an electrochemical process to extract high-quality magnesium from scrap metal for reuse in manufacturing, as part of ARPA-E’s brand new METALS program.
Below are more related Press Releases:
1. Radio Interview
"Why We Don't Recycle Aluminum More Rare Earth Elements". Dr. Das was interviewed Live on air by June Stoyer, host of The Clean Energy View Radio Show in New York.
A Quote from their Website: "Everyone is familiar with “reuse, renew and recycle” or some variation thereof. Be that as it may, we are still constantly manufacturing gadgets that use rare earth elements and other products which require aluminum. Recycling seems to be the best solution to cut down cost and environmental impact. It takes twice the amount of time, energy and money to mine new materials than to recycle the old. However, we aren’t cutting back and have a long way to go before we can become truly sustainable. Is this because the demand is too high and we have an abundant supply? What can be done to conserve the resources we have from a global perspective?"
In 2008 Dr. Das was invited to attend a conference organized by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society to develop sustainable engineering principals.
1. "MIT Contracts Phinix LLC". Phinix, LLC signs a research contract with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA to jointly work on the broad areas of recycling. Dr. Adam Gesing, Phinix’s Director of Recycling Programs will be the PI on this project.
1. "Strategy for a Sustainable Industry" - Published by Dr. Subodh Das - Aluminum International Today, July/August 2012. In a carbon-conscious world, every industry needs to demonstrate it is conducting sustainable practices to secure future business. This article describes five strategies for building a more sustainable aluminum industry..
1. "Aluminum Expert says it’s time to start mining New Jersey". Dr. Subodh Das lectured and was also interviewed by Gifford Pinchot and Hunter Lovins during his participation as Change Agent in Residence (CAIR) at Bainbridge Graduate Institute ( BGI ) on during April 11-15, 2012. Download the Presentation (PDF)2. Phinix Newsletter - Spring 2012
A follow-up article will be published in the Journal of Metals
Link to the Draft Report Reference: Page 46
Appendices Reference: Page 4
1. "Aluminum Industry and Climate Change-Assessment and Responses" – Published by Dr. Subodh Das and John A.S. Green Journal of Metals, February, 2010 pp, 27-31 It is now possible to assess the impact of the production processes of aluminum on the environment and to describe some of the ongoing responses and opportunities for improvement. This is compared with the benefits of aluminum in transportation, where the growing usage in various forms of transport due to its low density, high strength, and ability to be recycled enables reduced mass, increased fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and increased safety. It is the purpose of this paper to compare and contrast the emissions generated in the production of aluminum with the benefits accruing from its increased use in transportation.
- By Tom Eblen
- Dr. Subodh Das, CEO & Founder
Phinix, LLC Lexington, Kentucky, USA
November 07, 2008
- Edward Worden, Special to AMM