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Aqua Metals Named ‘Top Project’ Winner by E+E Leader

Aqua Metals, a leader in sustainable lithium-ion battery recycling, is proud to announce its recent accolade as a Top Project of the Year in the prestigious Environment+Energy Leader Awards program for 2024. This recognition highlights the company’s significant strides in environmental stewardship and innovative energy solutions.

Award-Winning Innovation in Recycling

Aqua Metals has been at the forefront of revolutionizing the lithium-ion battery recycling industry with its proprietary AquaRefining technology. This cutting-edge process is distinguished by its ability to efficiently and sustainably recover high-purity critical minerals such as lithium, cobalt, and nickel from spent batteries. Unlike traditional recycling methods that rely heavily on thermal processes and chemical treatments, AquaRefining uses an electrochemical solution that significantly reduces the environmental impact associated with battery disposal and recycling.

Sustainable Impact on the Environment

The AquaRefining technology not only supports the reduction of landfill waste but also minimizes the carbon footprint associated with extracting and processing virgin materials. By recycling critical battery minerals, Aqua Metals is helping to close the loop in the battery supply chain, contributing to a more sustainable and resilient clean energy economy. This project has set new standards for sustainability and efficiency in the battery recycling sector, making it a deserving recipient of the Top Project award.

A Testament to Excellence

The recognition by Environment+Energy Leader underscores Aqua Metals’ role as an industry pioneer. Jessica Hunt, Co-President of E+E Leader, commended this year’s winners, noting, “The 2024 awards introduce categories that recognize the specific innovations driving significant environmental and energy advancements. Aqua Metals’ achievement in our awards program reflects its leadership and commitment to pushing the boundaries of sustainability practices.”

This award is more than just a commendation; it is a testament to Aqua Metals’ ongoing dedication to innovation and environmental responsibility. As the demand for lithium-ion batteries rises, the need for sustainable recycling solutions becomes increasingly critical. Aqua Metals is proud to lead the charge toward a cleaner, greener future, demonstrating that environmental sustainability and economic viability can go hand in hand.

The recognition from Environment+Energy Leader is not just an accolade for Aqua Metals, but a beacon for the industry, signaling the vital role of sustainable practices in the global push towards electrification and carbon neutrality. As we continue to advance our technology and expand our operations, this award will serve as a continual reminder of our responsibility to innovate and lead with sustainability at the forefront of our mission.

Looking to the Future

With this prestigious recognition, Aqua Metals is further motivated to continue its work, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the recycling industry and setting new benchmarks for environmental excellence. As part of our commitment to sustainable growth and innovation, we look forward to expanding our impact and continuing to contribute to a sustainable future for all.