Lithion Recycling Receives $22.5 million in Funding from the Quebec Government

MONTREAL, QC, April 1, 2022 – Lithion Recycling Inc. (“Lithion”) is proud to announce $22.5 million dollars in funding from the Quebec government, including a 15 million equity investment in the company’s capital stock through Investissement Québec and $7.5 million in grants from the Fonds d’électrification et de changements climatiques. Lithion also received funds earlier this year from Quebec-based Fondaction, and from Korea’s IMM Investment Global, an investment fund that already has established relationships to cathode, cell and battery pack manufacturers namely, LG, Samsung, SK Group, POSCO, and Hyundai.

This new infusion of capital will help Lithion carry out the three pivotal steps in its industrialization plan: 1. Building and commissioning its first commercial battery dismantling and reprocessing plant (“Spoke”) in Quebec in 2023. 2. Building and launching a state-of-the-art      Technology Development Center to continue to develop Lithion’s technology for future battery chemistries and materials specifications. 3. Carrying out detailed engineering studies for the construction of Lithion’s own hydrometallurgical plant (“Hub”) in Quebec. At the same time, the company is continuing its discussions with partners in the United States and Europe interested in licensing the Lithion solution to serve their local markets.

The support of the Quebec government reflects its commitment to developing Quebec’s battery industry as the demand for battery materials increases. End-of-life batteries and production wastes will be sustainably re-valorized, reducing carbon emissions from new battery production.

“We are very pleased to confirm today the Quebec government’s participation in our project to build a commercial lithium-ion battery recycling plant and a Technology Development Center. Lithion aims to provide the industry with the sustainable development technology required to build a circular economy for batteries. Technological advances and process optimization effected in our demonstration plant over the past two years increased the attractiveness to global players in the transportation electrification ecosystem who want to license the Lithion solution to address the needs of their local markets. We are entering an exciting phase of our business development here, in Asia, and, soon, in the US and Europe.”

– Benoit Couture, President and CEO of Lithion Recycling Inc.

About Lithion Recycling

Lithion Recycling has developed an efficient and cost-effective process to recover 95% of strategic materials from end-of-life lithium-ion batteries and production wastes. This technology accelerates the transition to green energy and helps meet decarbonization targets by reducing the need for natural resource extraction. In 2023, Lithion plans to launch its first commercial dismantling and shredding plant, using operating and engineering data from its industrial-scale Quebec demonstration plant commissioned in January 2020. In 2025, Lithion plans to open its first hydrometallurgy plant in Quebec to complete the circularity of battery materials. Its goal is worldwide deployment, through licensing agreements, with a target of 25 recycling plants by 2035. For more information, visit: https://www.lithionrecycling.com/

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Source: Lithion Recycling Inc.

For more information:

Dominik Boudreault Lapierre, dlapierre@casacom.ca, 514-386-7557