Ascend Elements (formerly Battery Resourcers)

Ascend Elements: Bringing sustainable closed loop recycling to the Li-ion battery industry

Li-ion batteries are powering the future, but to ensure that future is sustainable Ascend Elements has created a novel closed loop recycling process, recovering high value battery components for reuse without the need to reprocess raw materials. They are extending the life cycle of each battery to ensure efficient sustainable usage for a greener tomorrow that still meets the power demands of human progress.

AE_Mike O’Kronley

"Ascend Elements is committed to changing the dynamics for processing end of life lithium ion batteries. Our technology incorporates the best of hydrometallurgical and direct recycling process that gives us an advantage to capture more than 95% of the weight of the batteries. The beauty of our proprietary co-precipitation process is that we accept a mixed input of battery material chemistries from consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and even grid-scale energy storage lithium ion devices to produce a defined premium grade cathode output. We anticipate strategic growth now backed by TDK Ventures, along with Orbia Ventures."

CEO Mike O’Kronley

Mining, Recycling Must Keep Pace with EV Demand, Panelists Agree

Electric vehicles are on the cusp of revolutionizing the worldwide transportation industry – and Ascend Elements, formerly known as Battery Resourcers, is a key driving force in EV sustainability. Ascend Elements manufactures advanced battery materials using valuable elements reclaimed from spent lithium-ion batteries, upcycling those materials to contribute to a closed loop process that reduces waste.


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Team members involved with Ascend Elements (formerly Battery Resourcers)

Raphel Finelli

Marketing Principal

Geetha Dholakia

Portfolio Program Manager

Chiaki Yoshikawa

Startup Liaison

Anil Achyuta

Managing Director

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