Trent Mell is the President and CEO at Electra Battery Materials. Trent has more 20 years of international experience in capital markets, mining and mineral processing. His career spans base and precious metals, including Barrick Gold, Sherritt International, North American Palladium and AuRico Gold. His commercial experience includes offtake contracts, M and A and over $2.6 billion in equity and debt financings.
A secure, sustainable and domestic solution for recycling lithium-ion batteries is essential as North America shifts to electric mobility. At present, there is no industrial scale hydrometallurgical facility in North America to recycle the black mass material that is recovered when lithium-ion batteries are dismantled and shredded.9 December 2021