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Aqua Metals not yet at ‘steady state’ operation

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:51 -- gerry@bestmag.co.uk
Aqua Metals lead ingot

Newly-appointed Aqua Metals president Steve Cotton, who left the novel lead-acid battery recycling firm just over a year ago, has admitted the company is still working on getting its process modules to “steady state” operation— and will probably be operating as little as four of them in the coming months to get things right as the company moves to scale.

Concentrating on the technology is unlikely to improve the company’s bottom line for some time. However, the original business model was premised on being able to sell fund development through the sale of sufficient refined lead. 

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Aqua Metals share offering follows ‘pure lead milestone’

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 09:49 -- Xuan Zhong
Aqua Metals share offering follows ‘pure lead milestone’

US lead-acid battery-recycling start-up Aqua Metals is raising cash to expand its business after producing its first commercial high-grade lead following months of setbacks.

The company said on 13 June it intended to offer and sell shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering— using the net proceeds “for working capital, which could include capital expenditures related to addressing operational efficiencies and the expansion of production activities” at its initial AquaRefining facility in McCarran, Nevada. 

 

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Aqua Metals appoints Mould as interim CEO

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 09:48 -- Xuan Zhong
Aqua Metals appoints Mould as interim CEO

Aqua Metals has appointed co-founder and chief operating officer Selwyn Mould (pictured) as interim CEO.

Mould succeeds Dr Stephen Clarke— who Aqua Metals has now said resigned from the post and his roles as chairman and a director earlier this year, but will “stay involved” as a consultant.

 

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Aqua Metals fights back with lead production “milestone”

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:08 -- John Shepherd
Aqua Metals fights back with lead production “milestone”

Aqua Metals, the US lead-acid battery-recycling start-up, is ramping up its commercial fightback by completing its “first24-hour run of continuous operations” of lead production after months of production setbacks.

The company confirmed on 5 March it had completed the move following modifications to its AquaRefining facility in Nevada to resolve a “sticky lead” condition that had hampered production.

 

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Aqua Metals retrofit “fixes sticky lead”

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:23 -- John Shepherd
Aqua Metals retrofit “fixes sticky lead”

US lead-acid battery-recycling start-up Aqua Metals has successfully modified equipment to resolve a “sticky lead” condition that had hampered production at its facility in Nevada.

The company, which is working to commercialise a water-based recycling process, revealed last December that lead recovered during its AquaRefining process was sticking to the exit chutes of processing equipment.

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Aqua Metals admits ‘significant’ delay as losses mount

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:28 -- John Shepherd
Aqua Metals admits ‘significant’ delay as losses mount

The head of US lead-acid battery recycling start-up Aqua Metals has admitted the firm is “significantly behind schedule” in its production plans.

Chairman and CEO Dr Stephen Clarke (pictured) said earlier this year that Aqua Metals, which wants to commercialise a water-based recycling process, was preparing for “explosive growth” in 2018.

 

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Aqua Metals’ Q2 revenues show progress?

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 09:31 -- News Editor
Aqua Metals’ Q2 revenues show progress?

Aqua Metals, the US start-up which develops green lead recycling technology called AquaRefining™, says its total revenues for the second quarter of 2017 were just $603,000.

If the company’s own forecasts are to be believed, it is going to have to “go nuclear” to achieve the ‘explosive growth’  (US$100M-$120M) revenue predicted by Dr Stephen Clarke, the chairman and CEO of Aqua Metals, in a recent statement.

 
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Aquametals wins San Francisco tech award

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:49 -- Xuan Zhong
Aquametals wins San Francisco tech award

It may have missed out on a prize at Battery Council International’s meeting last week, but the tech leaders of San Francisco can spot talent when they see it. Because Aquametals, the company led by Stephen Clarke which offers an aqueous means of recovering lead from spent lead-acid batteries, was named the winner of the San Francisco Business Times Technology and Innovation Award.

Aquametals was described as one of the most dynamic and innovative companies in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times, with its process of environmentally friendly lead-acid battery recycling technology singled out for praise.

 
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