Lithium battery recycling through Nth Cycle's electro-extraction technology.

"Our earth and its resources are precious.

Megan O'Connor

A Sustainable Path to a Sustainable Planet.

Demand for critical minerals to power the energy transition is growing exponentially. Yet, we know mining deeper and broader, and building landfills higher and wider, works against our fight to save the planet. At Nth Cycle, we see the path forward. We believe all the critical minerals needed for the energy transition are already in circulation today. We just didn’t have a clean, profitable way of retrieving them, until now.

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About Us

Nth Cycle is a metals processing technology company.

We work with battery recyclers and miners. Our customizable and clean electro-extraction technology installs onsite to recover critical minerals from separated e-waste, low-grade ore, and mine tailings. We are the heart of metals processing – the crucial step that profitably separates critical minerals from other elements, transforming them into production-grade feedstocks for the clean energy transition.

Nth Cycle electro-extraction technology for battery recycling


Existing technologies that recover critical minerals from e-waste and mining are dirty and inefficient. Pyrometallurgy uses large, dirty furnaces that consume excessive energy and emit greenhouse gases; hydrometallurgy uses harmful acids and solvents that create tons of environmentally-harmful chemical waste. Both processes were invented over 50 years ago.

At Nth Cycle, we’re taking a different approach to expanding the supply of critical minerals for the clean energy revolution. We leverage the power of electro-extraction: clean and modular technology for reliably recovering critical minerals from e-waste and low-grade mine tailings using electricity.

For Battery Recyclers

We turn waste into profits.

Our system’s small footprint (<1,000 sqft!) and modular design enables easy installation onsite to ensure compliance, remove the risks of transportation, and lower operating costs compared to hydro and pyro. Electro-extraction can also tune to a variety of inputs, accepting a wide range of materials and other e-waste.


For Mine operators

Upgrade low-grade materials at the mine.

Clean, modular electro-extraction technology enables miners to extract critical minerals at the mining site with low operating and capital expense. We help miners upgrade low-grade ore onsite to improve transportation economics, and we allow miners to turn tailing ponds


Latest News

October 6, 2021

Ed comes with decades of commodity and metals trading expertise.

September 23, 2021

We Won 2nd Place at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021!

We’re ecstatic to walk away with the Runner Up in a crowded competition.

April 8, 2021

Nth Cycle Closes $3.2M from Clean Energy Ventures

We raised a seed round of financing to support our next stage of growth.

We won Second Place at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021