Battery Recycling Company
AquaMetals selected Miles Construction to build the first lead battery recycling facility in the U.S. located in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRI). The facility is uses AquaRefining™, a modular electrochemical process that produces ultra-pure lead from used lead-acid batteries in an efficient and socially responsible manner through a clean and safe process. This process eliminates the inefficiency, costs and toxic waste associated with conventional lead acid battery recycling.
Unlike lead smelting (the current method of recycling lead-acid batteries), AquaRefining produces almost no emissions and a substantial amount of the energy it uses comes from renewable sources. AquaRefining also consumes much less total energy and is more cost effective than lead smelting. AquaMetals has engineering offices in Oakland, California and plans to build multiple commercial AquaRefineries.