Sustainable lithium-ion battery materials and recycling —
elevated.

Ascend Elements is an independent manufacturer of advanced battery materials using valuable elements reclaimed from spent lithium-ion batteries. Our patented Hydro-to-Cathode® direct precursor synthesis process transforms today’s waste into high-value materials for tomorrow’s EV batteries — a giant step up in sustainability for the entire industry. 

Ascend Elements manufactures advanced battery materials using valuable elements reclaimed from spent lithium-ion batteries. Our patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ process transforms today’s waste into high-value materials for tomorrow’s EV batteries — a giant step up in sustainability for the entire industry.

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Ascend Elements ranked #3 in Energy and Sustainability on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2023 list.

Ascend Elements ranked #3 in Energy and Sustainability on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2023 list.

Beyond recycling — we produce sustainable EV battery material.

We help EV battery manufacturers and end users maximize value. Beyond producing commodity metals, we use advanced particle engineering techniques to transform used Li-ion batteries and manufacturing scrap into highly engineered precursor (pCAM) and cathode active materials (CAM) that meet client specifications.

Our full-service logistics, materials-tracking and customer support services simplify the pursuit of greater sustainability and higher value.

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Peace of mind

Advanced technology elevates e-waste into critical battery materials

Our industry-first, Hydro-to-Cathode® direct precursor synthesis process transforms a mixed input of discarded batteries and manufacturing scrap into active cathode battery material – raising the value of critical elements like lithium, cobalt, and nickel – while driving down cost and carbon emissions.

Lower cost

for cathode materials

Lower CO2

emissions  

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Our Hydro-to-Cathode® Direct Precursor Synthesis Process

Leaching

Impurity Extraction
Direct Precursor Synthesis
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Cathode Production
Battery Manufacturing

Customers & Partners

With Ascend Elements, the battery materials supply chain is looking up.

When it comes to meeting the needs of lithium-ion supply chains, Ascend Elements aims higher. We go beyond just recycling, instead upcycling discarded batteries into premium cathode active materials—all at a lower cost and carbon footprint. Our unique Hydro-to-Cathode® direct precursor synthesis process unlocks hidden value to return critical materials back to lithium battery manufacturers.

With Ascend Elements, the battery materials supply chain is looking up.

When it comes to meeting the needs of lithium-ion supply chains, Ascend Elements aims higher. We go beyond just recycling, instead upcycling discarded batteries into premium cathode active materials—all at a lower cost and carbon footprint. Our unique recovery and purification process unlocks hidden value to return critical materials back to lithium battery manufacturers.

Recent News and Insights From Ascend Elements

2023 Rewind: Looking Back on a Transformational Year

2023 has been a transformational year at Ascend Elements — from the grand opening of North America’s largest EV battery recycling facility to a $1B contracted sale of sustainable pCAM for use in American-made electric vehicles.

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