Emerging Leaders
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Zarko Meseldzija

CEO, RecycLiCo Battery Materials Inc.

Is the EV revolution truly beneficial for the planet? Answering the main concern centered around the sustainability of lithium-ion batteries, Zarko and his team delivered on a mission to develop a patented battery recycling-upcycling process. As CEO, he secured funding, and successfully oversaw the commissioning and testing of a demonstration plant, ensuring a seamless transition from the pilot plant, and engaged battery manufacturing giants in validating the quality equivalence of RecycLiCo’s recycled-upcycled materials through the production of a battery cell. Proven results? Check. Equivalent to virgin materials – meaning batteries once built become endlessly able to be recycled and rebuilt? Check! Question answered.