Ascend Elements Wins Silver for Pioneer in New Technology- Battery Category for the 2023 Cleanie Awards

Ascend Elements has been selected as The Cleanie Awards® Silver place winner for Pioneer in New Technology- Battery Category for its innovative Hydro-to-Cathode™ direct precursor synthesis technology. The Cleanie Awards is the leading awards program focused on recognizing innovators and those making an impact in driving the clean energy economy. The program recognizes leading brands and thought leaders displaying innovation excellence and business leadership.


This award, judged by industry peers, signifies how influential Ascend Elements has been with advocating for a more efficient and sustainable future, specifically within battery recycling and engineered materials industry.

We are thrilled to be recognizing passionate thought leaders and organizations who are playing a pivotal role in accelerating the net-zero transition,” said Randee Gilmore, Executive Director, The Cleanie Awards. “We are five years into the program, and continuously see a double digit increase in submissions year over year. As our industry continues to grow, we look forward to continuously highlighting the successes of those championing and advocating for the sustainable future.”

Ascend Elements was selected by a cohort of peers including judges and leaders representing a cross section of the cleantech and renewable energy sectors, including Alison Mickey, Highland Electric Fleets; Ayanna Nibbs, CohnReznick Capital; Goksenin Ozturkeri, CIBC; Miles Braxton, Summit Ridge Energy; Paul Quinlan, ScottMadden, Inc.; Raheleh Folkerts, Lighsource bp; Remy Pangle, Repowering Schools; Stephanie Annerose, Piper Sandler; Thiam B. Giam, Black & Veatch Management Consulting; Zadie Oleksiw, Clearway Energy Group. For a full list of winners, visit

Thomas Frey, APR | Ascend Elements | [email protected]