ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aqua Metals (NASDAQ:AQMS) today announced that it has produced the first-ever AquaRefined lead at its flagship AquaRefinery in McCarran, Nevada. AquaRefining is a water-based, room-temperature process and is the only clean lead recycling method.
AquaRefining module with six electrolyzer units continuously producing AquaRefined pure lead, flowing like a waterfall of lead infused electrolytes
Conveyer belt carries pure lead to ingot casting area
The first casted ingot
Closeup of the first casted ingot
Photos accompanying this announcement are available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/321a21ce-08a2-4172-a16f-1a3d85f563b6 http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/38b540e6-9403-46be-a41f-31b10c36aecf http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/932f82bc-4dba-4fa4-8043-d5027b490c29 http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a059944d-5d7a-4b1d-a15f-a7eeb8273429 "This is a major milestone - not just for our company, but for the entire industry," said Dr. Stephen R. Clarke, Chairman and CEO of Aqua Metals. "Our commercial-scale AquaRefining modules have the potential to revolutionize lead recycling and make lead-acid batteries the only truly sustainable battery technology. We are confident that our lead products will exceed the most rigorous industry specifications. I am extremely proud of our entire team for making this dream a reality."