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Electra’s phased approach to market entry allows us to grow our offering in line with demand from the evolving electric vehicle market, while minimizing risk and optimizing our capital deployment.

Electra’s Flagship Asset

The Ontario Hydrometallurgical Refinery

Our Refinery acts as a critical bridge between the North American electric vehicle supply chain and North American sources of raw minerals and recycled materials.

Located in Ontario, Canada, near the largest auto manufacturing centres in North America, Electra’s products are produced locally.  Our site is approximately 350 miles (600 kilometres) from the U.S. border and is accessible by road or rail. In addition to the renewable and affordable hydroelectricity that powers our site, Electra will produce the world’s lowest carbon solution for zero-emission vehicles.

Near-term market entry

Spring 2023 commissioning

North America’s EV supply chain is taking shape at an accelerated pace; and we are here to respond. The only asset of its kind in North America, Electra’s commercial scale refinery, located in Ontario, Canada, will open by spring 2023.

Refining & Battery Chemical Production

  • 2023 : 1,800 – 2,100 tonnes per annum (“tpa”) battery-grade cobalt contained

  • 2024 : Battery-grade nickel sulfate
  • 2025 : Cathode Active Materials (“PCAM”) partner

Recycling

  • 2022 : black mass recycling pilot plant
  • 2023 : black mass recycling commercial operation

Battery recycling

Transforming waste into the next generation of batteries

Electra is growing its recycling business in a staged, modular fashion, initially targeting black mass from consumer electronics, and subsequently targeting primary battery scrap material from North American EV cell manufacturers.

Based on industry forecasts, there could be nearly 250,000 tonnes of lithium-ion (“Li-ion”) batteries available for recycling from manufacturing scrap in North America alone by 2025.

As electric vehicle adoption increases and renewable energy industries ramp up in North America, Electra will use hydrometallurgy to recycle black mass back into useable Li-ion battery materials.

Li-ion battery waste

Scale

Profitability

Recycle and reuse rather than waste

Feed sources that will increase in availability over the next decade

  • End of life consumer electronics
  • Li-ion battery manufacturing scrap
  • End of life Li-ion batteries from e-mobility
  • End of life Li-ion batteries from energy storage systems

Low Carbon Footprint

We take a proactive, risk-based approach to environmental
management, with robust measures that help ensure we minimize our impact, while ensuring the viability of the environment for future generations.

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Technology

Hydrometallurgy: Prioritizing sustainable practices to reduce our environmental footprint

  • Superior anode & cathode raw materials recovery means less waste back into the environment
  • Less capital & energy intensive when compared to thermal and pyro-metallurgical alternatives used by most
  • Water-based solutions to extract raw materials can be treated and returned to mother earth