Here's the new kid on the block, Aqua Metals Inc. (AQMS), a company that may be on the verge of joining this list of disruptive elite to become the first and only company that has the technological capacity to reinvent the lead-acid recycling industry. As far as Aqua Metals is concerned, smelting, the environmentally poisonous method of recycling lead from used and discarded batteries, should be a thing of the past. With the patent-pending AquaRefining method, not only is the company's method a technological breakthrough, it is one that can be quickly endorsed and sponsored by both lawmakers and environmentalists alike. Even legislators supported by the fat wallet lobbyists will have a hard time explaining why they do not support this method of extracting lead-acids over existing and now antiquated ones.
AquaRefining uses water
The technology is very advanced and, without a doubt, may be hard to comprehend at first glance. How is this for innovation - the technology uses room-temperature water to extract and recycle lead-acid from batteries. Vastly different from smelting, the patent-pending AquaRefining technology is a room-temperature, water-based process that is fundamentally non-polluting. Because of this non-firing method, the modular systems not only allow the extraction of lead-acid compounds, but simultaneously improve environmental impact and provide the ability to scale production to meet rapidly growing demand for lead-acid based products.