Princeton NuEnergy (PNE) raises additional $10.3 Million in Series A funding to advance lithium-ion battery direct recycling technology

Princeton NuEnergy (“PNE”), a leading clean-tech innovator specializing in lithiumion battery direct recycling, has announced a successful round of equity financing totaling $10.3 million. Key investors include SCGC (a subsidiary of SCG Group), Tech Council Ventures, and a subsidiary of LKQ Corporation. This recent injection of capital brings the company’s total Series A funding over the past 6 months to $26.4 million.

PNE’s flagship innovation is a low-temperature plasma-assisted separation process (LPAS™), a patented technology that significantly reduces costs, environmental waste, and carbon emissions commonly associated with lithiumion battery recycling. PNE’s direct recycling approach enables higher critical material recovery rates and superior material performance compared with traditional recycling methodologies.

“We are immensely thankful for the support of our investors and partners. With their backing, we’re set to expand upon the solid groundwork we’ve laid, driving forward with even greater momentum.” stated PNE Co-Founder and CEO, Dr. Chao Yan. “PNE’s Cathode-to-Cathode™️ technology is reshaping the landscape of critical material reclamation, driving down costs while making a significant impact on the sustainability of battery recycling. This groundbreaking process not only reduces carbon emissions and energy consumption but also establishes a sustainable model for battery recycling.”

The newly acquired funds will support construction of an Advanced Black Mass and Cathode Manufacturing Center in the heart of the southeastern U.S. ‘battery belt’.

In addition to this $26.4 million Series A raise and preceding Seed Round of $7 million, PNE has secured multiple U.S. Department of Energy grants for battery recycling research of $18 million, in total. The new Series A funding further solidifies PNE’s commitment to reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign critical materials by securing the U.S. critical material supply chain, fostering domestic manufacturing capabilities, and cultivating high-quality clean energy jobs within the United States.