Montréal acts for Lithion Recycling in protecting its innovative techniques for recycling batteries

Canada | May 04, 2020

Client: Lithion Recycling

Our Montréal office acted as counsel to Lithion Recycling (“Lithion”) in protecting its processes for recycling lithium-ion batteries. We also provided general corporate and employment law advice relating to their partnering and financing opportunities.

Lithion has developed an innovative solution for recycling lithium-ion batteries through hydrometallurgy, a process which extracts and purifies the strategic materials to create new lithium-ion battery products. Previous efforts for recycling lithium-ion batteries involved burning the used products, where more than half the components were lost. Lithion’s cleantech technology allows for up to 95 percent of batteries components to be recovered and reused, a substantial effort to decarbonize the environment.

Lithion was advertised in the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) “Own it” campaign, in celebration of World IP day. The “Own it” campaign highlighted Canadian companies who are considered “fearless and future-focused” in their operations.

For more information on Lithion’s efforts, you can watch their video in both French and English here.

The team included Demian Barbas and Mathieu Deschamps.