Volume 95 Issue 8 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 20, 2017

Johnson invests in battery recycler

Department: Business
Keywords: energy storage, recycling, Pb, lead acid, batteries
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Lead cascades out of Aqua Metals’ electrochemical cells.
Credit: Aqua Metals
A photo of zinc cascading out of Aqua Metals’ electrochemical cells.
 
Lead cascades out of Aqua Metals’ electrochemical cells.
Credit: Aqua Metals

Car battery maker Johnson Controls is buying a 5% stake in the lead-acid battery recycling firm Aqua Metals. At a plant in McCarran, Nev., Aqua Metals uses an electrochemical process to recover lead from used batteries. The company says the process saves energy versus the current smelting process. Johnson will license Aqua Metals’ technology, supply it with batteries, and purchase recovered lead ingot.

 
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