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October 4, 2019

Li-Cycle Leadership And Its Technology Recognized By Industry Awards

Ajay Kochhar, CEO & co-founder, Li-Cycle, holding Clean50 award

Clean 50 Summit 9.0. Left to right: Gavin Pitchford, Executive Director of the Clean50 and CEO of the Delta Management Group; Ajay Kochhar, President and CEO of Li-Cycle Corp.; Rupp Carriveau, a fellow honouree of the Clean50 Award in the Research and Development category


Dear Followers and Subscribers,

Building on Li-Cycle’s strong achievements and momentum in 2019 to date, Li-Cycle and its leadership have been awarded two awards for our industry-leading innovations and continued contribution towards a sustainable future.

We are proud to announce that Ajay Kochhar has been named as one of Canada’s 2020 Clean16 leaders in sustainability, recognizing Li-Cycle and Ajay Kochhar as one of the top 16 cleantech leaders across Canada. Additionally, Li-Cycle has been awarded “Most Innovative Lithium-ion Battery Recycling” as part of Corporate Vision (CV) Magazine’s 2019 Energy Innovator Awards. Summary-level descriptions for both awards and organizations are provided below.

Thank you very much for your continued support and interest. Our team looks forward to providing further updates as Li-Cycle continues to scale and contribute to a sustainable future globally.


Yours sincerely,

Ajay Kochhar
President and CEO
Li-Cycle Corp.


For more information, please contact:

Ajay Kochhar, President & CEO
Katherine Nguyen, Communications & Administrative Lead
Telephone: +1 (647) 490-4280
Email: [email protected]




Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize those 50 individuals or teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the causes of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past 2 years.

Honourees are chosen from over 700 nominees from 16 diverse categories. Li-Cycle and Ajay Kochhar competed in the Research and Development category. Ajay was recognized as one of  Canada’s Clean 50, and by being the top-ranked honouree in the Research and Development category, Ajay Kochhar is a member of the Clean16.

This recognition is further independent validation that Li-Cycle’s business and technology are key elements of the growing international movement towards zero carbon technologies as part of the circular economy.

On October 3, 2019, Ajay Kochhar was amongst the 120 past and incoming Honourees attending Canada’s Clean50 Summit 9.0 in Toronto. The complete Clean50 list is available here, including a brief description of all honourees.




Li-Cycle has been awarded “Most Innovative Lithium-ion Battery Recycling” as part of the 2019 Energy Innovator Awards. The competition is hosted by Corporate Vision (CV) Magazine.

The Energy Innovator Awards identifies and recognizes businesses and professionals operating in the field of power generation, transport and distribution, who have made the greatest contribution towards reducing carbon emissions.


About Clean50



The Canada’s Clean50 Awards program and Summit were founded in 2011 by Delta Management Group in June 2011 and have been awarded in September each year since.  Selection is made primarily by Delta Management, but with significant assistance from a team of exceptional third party advisors, and is based on detailed submissions by nominees who wish to be considered, based on their impacts as measurable in Canada.

Delta’s commitment to sustainability is three tiered: carbon neutral, helping clients build outstanding teams that can move the needle, including greatly reduced fees for ENGOs, as well as ongoing support and stewardship of the Clean50 Awards.

Delta created and now stewards the Clean50 Awards program, to bring together senior executives, solutions-oriented leaders and sustainability practitioners from across a broad spectrum of interests and abilities and expertise, to build trust between them and foster enhanced collaboration – and share the inspiration these special people can offer all of us.

For more information, please visit Clean50



About CV Magazine’s Energy Innovator Award



Global energy is perhaps the most important issue we face in today’s society. An emphasis on renewable and energy-efficient solutions and technology now pave a way for a cleaner and safer energy future. The Energy Innovator Awards aim to showcase and celebrate the tenacity and determination of the leading companies and individuals who strive for excellence in this important and evolving sector.

From engineering and manufacturing to those who provide cutting-edge renewable solutions and sustainable technologies, CV Magazine looks to recognise all companies who fall within the spectrums of power and energy.

For more information, please visit CV Magazine


About Li-Cycle Corp.


Li-Cycle Corp. (Li-Cycle) is on a mission to leverage its innovative solution to address an emerging and urgent global challenge. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are increasingly powering our world in automotive, industrial/utility/residential energy storage, and consumer electronic applications. The world needs improved technology and supply chain innovations to better recycle these batteries and to meet the rapidly growing demand for critical and scarce battery-grade materials.

Li-Cycle Technology™ is a safe, environmentally friendly and economically viable process that can recycle all types of lithium-ion batteries. It can do so with an unparalleled recovery rate of 80-100% of all materials. Li-Cycle’s industry-leading innovations make it uniquely positioned to support a key element of the growing international movement towards zero carbon technologies as part of the circular economy.

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