How are they Solving it?
At Alkemio, we propose to selectively recover all the metals present in batteries (such as lithium, copper, nickel and cobalt) through a simple and highly efficient Bio-Magnetic process. Our technology is disruptive and pioneering, utilizing modified affinity molecules to selectively recover each metal individually. This innovative approach results in a significant reduction in capital expenditures (CAPEX), providing a competitive advantage in resource allocation. Moreover, our process operates at lower temperatures and utilizes reusable materials, thereby reducing operating expenses. Our commitment to sustainability is evident through our 100% organic bioleaching method, eliminating the use of hazardous chemicals and preventing water pollution. The final product obtained is "battery grade" metals, allowing us to bypass the refining stage in the value chain, ultimately increasing revenue per ton.