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What’s New at Aqua Metals

Aqua Metals: Creating a Safe, Sustainable Energy Future

Aqua Metals is the only company that has produced a commercially proven sustainable, closed-loop metal recycling process that is capable of producing the world’s purest metals.

Our Innovation Center is developing the cleanest metals recycling technologies that are better for the environment, economically competitive and safe for workers.

Lithium Ion: Powering the New Energy Era

Aqua Metals is applying its commercialized clean, water-based recycling technology principles to develop the cleanest and most cost-efficient recycling solution for lithium-ion batteries.

Our process will produce higher quality products at a lower operating cost without the damaging effects of furnaces and greenhouse emissions.


Proven Technology with Lead Recycling

Aqua Metals’ patented and commercially proven AquaRefining technology is a cleaner and more cost-efficient lead recovery and recycling process.

This room-temperature, closed loop, water-based process is fundamentally nonpolluting, cost-efficient and produces the purest lead ever made from a recycling technique. The first licensed AquaRefinery is being established in Taiwan, one of the fastest growing lead-recycling regions.


VOLTS PODCAST: Electrifying Battery Recycling

VOLTS – Given the trajectory of the electric vehicle industry and the expected lifespan of an EV’s lithium-ion battery, the US is only a few years out from needing large-scale, cost-effective, decarbonized ways to recycle batteries. In this episode, Steve Cotton, CEO of Aqua Metals, describes regenerative electro-hydrometallurgy — the new battery recycling method that’s not only fun to say, but run on clean, cheap renewable electricity too.

Aqua Metals Talks Tech, ESS Volumes and the Opportunity in Metals Price Fluctuations

ESN – Aqua Metals, a US company with a novel lithium-ion battery recycling technology, claims its process is cheaper and more sustainable to commercialize than conventional methods. In this Q&A, the company’s VP of commercial David Regan discusses this as well as its work with the ESS market and the challenge of fluctuating prices amongst the metal commodities from which it will generate its revenue. Some of these comments were included in our piece on Li-Cycle and Aqua Metals last week.

The World Is Powered By Batteries, But Who Is Leading The Charge In Battery Recycling?

BENZINGA – Today, only roughly 5% of lithium-ion batteries are recycled around the world. This is a startling statistic when compared to the reality that it is projected that between 2022 and 2030, the global demand for lithium-ion batteries will increase almost sevenfold. Lithium-ion batteries are a key component in electric vehicles, energy storage systems and portable electronics. As the lithium battery industry continues to grow and transitions towards more sustainable practices, the need for a circular economy for battery materials is essential. Without robust recycling, companies and countries risk depleting key minerals and resources that are essential to the modern world.