The Boston Globe Names Ascend Elements Co-Founders to Tech Power Players 50

Ascend Elements co-founders Eric Gratz, Ph.D. and Yan Wang, Ph.D. have been named to the third annual Tech Power Players 50, a list of the most influential – and interesting – people in the New England technology scene, as ranked by The Boston Globe’s business journalists and an
external advisory.

Ascend Elements Wins Silver at 2023 Edison Awards

Company recognized in the Clean Energy category at prestigious celebration of innovation. Congratulations to our co-founder Eric Gratz, Ph.D. and his sustainable cathode engineering team for taking home the Silver Award for Clean Energy at the 2023 Edison Awards. Amazing innovations by Infinitum (Gold prize) and Qnergy (Bronze) were also recognized in the Clean Energy category. Notable winners from other categories included American Honda Motor Company, […]

Ascend Elements Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023

Ascend Elements has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. The company is ranked No. 3 in the Energy and Sustainability category.

Ascend Elements Co-Founders and Worcester Polytechnic Institute Win AUTM Better World Award

WPI's Yan Wang

Congratulations to Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Todd Keiller and Ascend Elements co-founders Prof. Yan Wang and Eric Gratz for winning AUTM’s Better World Project award for 2022! This award program highlights the global impact of research commercialization and the vital role that technology transfer plays in that process. With a record-breaking 1,000 votes, Drs. Wang and Gratz won for their lithium-ion battery recycling process […]

Battery Resourcers Earns a Place on the ‘2022 Global Cleantech 100 List’

Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered-materials company, was recently named to the annual Global Cleantech 100 list. The Cleantech Group considers the 100 companies on the list to be the top innovators in the climate tech space, “with the technologies and determination to take us from commitments to actions in the […]

Battery Resourcers Named ‘2021 Rocket Ship Climate Tech Company of the Year’

Battery Resourcers, a startup developing a closed-loop process for recycling and manufacturing lithium-ion battery materials, was named the 2021 Rocket Ship Climate Tech Company of the Year by the New England Venture Capital Association on Thursday, Dec. 2. [Note: On January 19, 2022, Battery Resourcers changed its name to Ascend Elements.] Presented at the 9th […]