Sustainable lithium-ion battery materials and recycling —
elevated.

Ascend Elements manufactures 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.

Not just recycling — “upcycling” to increase material value

We help EV battery manufacturers and end users maximize value with on-site processing that “upcycles” spent batteries and manufacturing scrap into critical battery materials. Our full-service logistics, materials-tracking and customer support services simplify the pursuit of greater sustainability and higher value.

Recovery rate
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

Ascend Elements is creating a more sustainable future by providing multiple material re-entry options into the battery supply chain process, in alignment with JLR’s goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions across our supply chain.

Francois Dossa, Executive Director of Strategy and Sustainability at Jaguar Land Rover
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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

Business Insider Exclusive: Battery-recycling startup Ascend Elements just pulled in $800 million in funding. Here’s why investors are betting on it.

Business Insider: The burgeoning battery-recycling startup Ascend Elements is sitting on a fresh $800 million. Founded in 2015 in Westborough, Massachusetts, Ascend Elements says its tech can get car companies and their battery-makers the materials they need at a lower cost and in a more sustainable way than those made with metals just pulled from the earth.

Ascend Elements Secures $300 Million in Funding

Ascend Elements, a U.S.-based engineered materials and lithium-ion battery recycling company, today announced it has secured $300 million in equity and debt financing, including $200 million in Series C equity investments from an international group of strategic and financial investors.

Ascend Elements Begins Construction of Apex 1 in Southwestern Kentucky

Ascend Elements began construction of its largest electric vehicle battery recycling and engineered materials manufacturing facility with a ceremonial groundbreaking today. Leaders of the fast-growing startup were joined by Gov. Andy Beshear, local business and community leaders, and EV battery industry executives during the midday

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