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Aqua Metals: Funding to Fuel the Future of Sustainable Lithium Battery Recycling

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At Aqua Metals, our commitment to revolutionizing lithium battery recycling through sustainable and innovative technology is unwavering. Recent fundraising efforts have not only provided essential capital but have also underscored the strong confidence that the investor community has in our vision. As we continue to drive forward with our mission, we are pleased to share some exciting updates and insights into how these investments are propelling us toward a more sustainable future.

Strengthening Our Financial Position

In a significant move to bolster our financial health, Aqua Metals recently closed an oversubscribed public stock offering, raising $8.05 million. This successful fundraising effort is a testament to the investor community’s belief in our transformative technology and robust business model. The raised capital will ensure we have sufficient cash on hand, a crucial requirement to secure an up to $33 million loan from one of the world’s largest companies, which is a pivotal step in our journey.

This strategic loan agreement is a non-dilutive financing option that underscores the confidence and validation from major global investors. The due diligence conducted by the lender included a comprehensive review of our intake and offtake contracts, financial model, and the independent engineering study by ICF International. This rigorous review process confirms the feasibility and sustainability of our operations and our potential for substantial growth in the clean energy sector.

Advancing Our Mission with Strong Investor Confidence

The overwhelming response to our public offering highlights the growing recognition of Aqua Metals as a leader in the lithium battery recycling industry. Investors are increasingly aware of the critical role our technology plays in creating a circular economy for battery materials. By utilizing our proprietary AquaRefining™ process, we can recover valuable metals from spent lithium-ion batteries with minimal environmental impact, significantly reducing waste and emissions compared to traditional recycling methods.

This influx of capital not only secures our financial footing but also enables us to accelerate the buildout of our Sierra AquaRefining Recycling Campus (ARC). The Sierra ARC will be the first commercial-scale facility of its kind in North America, designed to process black mass from spent lithium batteries efficiently and sustainably. The completion of this facility is a critical milestone in our strategic plan to scale our operations and meet the increasing demand for recycled battery materials.

Pursuing Additional Funding Opportunities

While the recent capital raise and loan agreement are significant milestones, Aqua Metals remains committed to exploring diverse funding avenues to further accelerate our growth. We are actively pursuing grant opportunities from the federal government, including those focused on clean energy and sustainable technologies. Securing these grants will provide additional resources to enhance our technological capabilities and expand our operational footprint.

Federal grants are particularly important as they align with our mission to support the national agenda for clean energy transition and economic sustainability. By leveraging these opportunities, we aim to reinforce our leadership position in the industry and contribute to the broader goal of achieving a carbon-neutral future.

Vision For the Future

At Aqua Metals, our vision extends beyond financial success; we are driven by the goal of creating a sustainable and circular supply chain for lithium batteries. The investments and support we have garnered are not just a vote of confidence in our current capabilities but also a recognition of the potential impact we can have on the global clean energy landscape.

Our innovative approach to lithium battery recycling addresses the critical need for sustainable solutions in the face of increasing environmental challenges. By providing a cleaner, more efficient method of recovering valuable materials from spent batteries, we are paving the way for a greener future. This aligns with the growing demand for sustainable practices across industries and supports the transition to a low-carbon economy.


The recent fundraising efforts and strategic loan agreement mark a pivotal moment for Aqua Metals. These achievements are a testament to the strong confidence the investor community has in our vision and technology. With the necessary capital secured, we are well-positioned to advance our mission of sustainable lithium battery recycling and contribute to the broader goal of a circular economy.

As we continue to innovate and expand, we remain focused on our core mission: to provide sustainable, high-purity battery materials that support the global clean energy transition. Aqua Metals is committed to leading the way in creating a more sustainable future, and we are grateful for the continued support and trust from our investors, partners, and stakeholders.

For more updates and information, stay tuned to our press releases (https://ir.aquametals.com/press-releases) and follow our journey as we make strides towards a cleaner, greener world.