Turn waste streams and uncertainty into profitable commodities.
By 2030, there will be over 15 million tonnes of lithium-ion batteries ready for recycling and sitting in scrap yards, containing over $18 billion worth of cobalt and more. For recyclers and scrappers who are unsure of how to operate in this future market, electro-extraction is the answer. The wide distribution of waste and high costs and emissions associated with the final stages of recycling severely limit profitability. While the industry is improving methods of safe, distributed waste collection, there’s still no solution to the intensive recycling steps that separate critical minerals from other less-valuable elements. Nth Cycle’s technology solves this major challenge for recyclers and scrappers like you.
Our technology is modular and has a small footprint (<1,000 sqft), allowing for easy siting at your facility or in the field. Our plug-in technology can be added to existing mechanical recycling and scrap facilities to provide a low-cost, cleaner alternative to chemical processes used today.
For recyclers, our system helps ensure the end-of-life compliance you promised to customers, reduce risk, minimize transportation, and provides a secondary raw material feedstock for manufacturing of new batteries for the energy transition (product you can actually sell in market).
For scrappers, we provide an answer to dealing with the coming influx of end-of-life electric vehicles and the growing volume of e-waste. Process onsite, in a closed loop, and sell materials to new and existing offtakers.
How it works.
Nth Cycle uses electro-extraction. Our system is based on an electrochemically-modified filter press, combining both filtration and electrowinning into one unit. This allows for operation at low voltages and high current efficiencies, significantly reducing energy costs and footprint. In addition, the in-situ base production alleviates the need for highly caustic chemicals while reducing waste, potential hazards, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Nth Cycle can be added to existing mechanical recycling and scrap facilities to provide a low-cost, greener alternative to chemical processes today. We can take disassembled consumer electronic, EV batteries, magnets and other e-waste and process it into mixed hydroxides at a fraction of the cost and GHG emissions of current methods.
Sell the end-product easily.
Nth Cycle can be tuned to capture a wide variety of transition, rare earth and precious Metals.
Our outputs are mixed hydroxide precipitates (MHP) that can be sold to hydrometallurgical refineries for reuse in lithium-ion cathode manufacturing lines or otherwise. Our upgraded products can be inserted later into the process for refining, which saves time, cost, and resources to produce battery-grade precursors, meaning you can charge more from your offtakers.
Send us a sample.
We’re actively taking sample black mass from recyclers and scrappers and recovering the critical minerals to prove how well our technology can work on your recycling outputs.