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Battery recycling without the issues
Our Mission is to eliminate the inefficiency, costs and toxic waste associated with conventional smelter based recycling of Lead Acid Batteries. Our breakthrough, AquaRefining, delivers a better product, at a higher yield, eliminates toxic waste, reduces permitting and is less expensive to build than smelting.
96% of all rechargeable batteries produced are lead acid batteries (LAB)
- LAB production continues to grow at 18-30% per year
- Still the most cost effective battery for many high growth applications
Lead is the World’s most recycled material
- Almost 100% of new LABs contain some recycled “Secondary Lead”
- Modern LABs require high purity “Primary lead”
Currently all LAB recycling uses Lead Smelting – an old, inefficient and polluting technology.
- Smelting produces low grade “Secondary Lead”
- Production of Primary Lead from smelting, requires further refining