As the world turns to renewable energy to revolutionize the energy sector, tozero stands at the forefront, recognizing that recycling is a keystone in the face of resource scarcity. In a future electrified by mobility solutions and home solar panels, the demand for batteries is soaring. Yet, as these batteries reach their end of life, the challenge arises: how to recycle them effectively? Lithium-ion batteries, approximately 90% recyclable, pose both an opportunity and a complexity. tozero embarks on a vital mission: to create a scalable lithium-ion battery recycling machine, ensuring the sustainable recovery of critical materials like lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese, and graphite. Why is this mission critical? By 2030, the demand for lithium is set to quadruple, with over 250,000 tonnes annually of end-of-life lithium-ion batteries from electric cars in Europe alone. Join tozero on their journey as they endeavor to transform battery waste into a thing of the past, marking a significant step toward a circular economy in Europe.

What They Say: “Our purpose is to enable innovation without compromising on quality of life. With the vision to regenerate materials by truly bringing lithium-ion battery waste tozero.”

Founder/s: Sarah Fleischer & Dr. Ksenija Milicevic Neumann
Based In: Munich, Germany