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From end to beginning


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Lithium batteries play a vital role in the transition from fossil fuels to a clean energy future – but what happens when they reach the end of their life?


Renewable Metals has a solution.

Our unique alkali recycling process recovers critical minerals from old batteries so they can be used again and again.

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What makes our process different?

We can recover almost all the lithium, nickel, cobalt, copper, manganese in end-of-life batteries, without the need to pre-process to black mass.

With fewer steps and leach recycling, our capital and operating costs are lower.

No sodium sulfate or other chemically precipitated by-products, and low temperature processing.

Our process works for all major battery chemistries, including lithium iron phosphate (LFP).
Our story
Shifting the paradigm to solve a global problem
As battery recycling turned away from energy-intensive pyrometallurgy, chemical extraction or hydrometallurgy was the natural next step. Globally, many recyclers looked to acid simply because that’s what they’re used to, but it has challenges.

Renewable Metals was founded by a team of West Australian metallurgists who’ve spent decades extracting battery metals from mining ore bodies and concentrates around the world. As a major producer of lithium (half the global supply), nickel and other metals, Australia boasts some world-leading metal extraction experts (like ours). Unlike the rest of the world, the country has a long history of alkali-based metallurgy for refining nickel and cobalt.

That collective knowledge put us in a unique position to invent a world-first, alkali-based recycling process. Effective, sustainable, and robust, our process has fewer steps than acid-based recycling and lets us recover more of the lithium and other metals from end-of-life batteries, with lower costs and without creating another waste problem (like disposing sodium sulfate).

We’re working with businesses in the global lithium battery supply chain as we bring our recycling concept to life.

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