NPR Member Station WBUR Boston Visits Ascend Elements

Mass. startup transforms old electric car batteries into better-than-new ones

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 story — describing how they began developing their innovative lithium battery recycling process 10 years ago. With this technology, Ascend Elements transforms used lithium-ion batteries into ones that are better than new, lasting longer, charging faster, and emitting less pollution.

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