Founded in 2015, based on a technology out of Professor Wang's group at WPI, Battery Resourcers, is committed to changing the dynamics for processing end of life lithium ion batteries. Currently most lithium ion batteries are landfilled. If they are recycled only the metal value from the batteries is recovered. Battery Resourcers proprietary process allows one to directly synthesize new cathode materials from spent lithium ion cells. Battery Resourcers will be able to deliver low cost cathode materials to the lithium ion battery market enabling green technologies and resulting in less landfilled material a more sustainable pathway forward.
Battery Resourcers is enabling a circular economy
Meet The Team
Dr. Gratz is a co-founder of Battery Resourcers and spent three at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) working on lithium ion battery recycling. Prior to joining WPI Dr. Gratz attended Boston University where he received his Ph.D in Materials Science with a focus on Extractive Metallurgy.
Dr. Wang is a co-founder of Battery Resourcers and the primary inventor of the recycling technology. As a Professor at WPI he has been investigating lithium ion battery recycling since 2011. He is an expert in electrochemistry with over 12 years of experience in the field.
Dr. Apelian is a co-founder of Battery Resourcers and the Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering at WPI. He is the founder of the Metal Processing Institute which includes industry-university research centers in Metal Casting, Heat Treating and Recycling which have over 80 corporate partners.