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.
The people of Ascend Elements accomplished great things in 2022. We started the year as Battery Resourcers with about 60 employees and we are ending the year as Ascend Elements with more than 170 team members! Take a look back at the past 12 months.
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, Ascend Elements says its tech can get car companies and their battery-makers the materials they need at a lower cost
Ascend Elements CTO Eric Gratz, Ph.D. was recently recognized by Business Insider as an EV industry “Power Player.” The annual list recognizes the 30 most influential leaders in the electric vehicle and Li-ion battery industries.
“After handing me a pair of safety goggles, Ascend Elements’ co-founder and chief technology officer, Eric Gratz, shows me the works. Shouting over the constant whine of a generator, he ushers me into a high-ceilinged space dominated by a dozen interconnected tanks and machines.”
We are pleased to welcome Haixia Deng, Ph.D., to the Ascend Elements team. Dr. Deng will serve as Vice President of Cathode with responsibility for company’s development of customized cathode products.
Ascend Elements’ co-founder Yan Wang and his innovative Hydro-to-Cathode battery recycling process featured in Scientific American
An Automotive News TV segment featured Ascend Elements on January 25, 2022. First Shift host, Tom Worobec, explained automakers plan to spend $515 billion over the next 5 to10 years to build battery powered vehicles. This leads to the question of what will happen to used batteries and waste from the battery production process. In […]
WBUR Boston’s Bruce Gellerman visited Ascend Elements in Westborough, Mass. recently for an in-depth segment on lithium-ion battery recycling. The segment begins by identifying the important elements needed in electric vehicles, as well as the supply chain challenges that go along with them. Ascend Elements co-founders Yan Wang and Eric Gratz were featured in the […]
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 […]
With a strategic facility conversion, paired with multiple expansions, the battery material and manufacturing company has increased its processing capacity for battery production. [Note: On January 19, 2022, Battery Resourcers changed its name to Ascend Elements.] WORCESTER, Mass., Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing company, today […]
Aria Alamalhodaei June 28, 2021 Honda said Monday it will sell its first electric SUV in North America in early 2024, part of the automaker’s push to shift away from gas-powered vehicles before the middle of the decade. The new car’s name, Prologue, is meant to signify the beginning of what the company called its […]