Princeton NuEnergy Raises $7M in Seed Funding for Lithium-ion Battery Recycling

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BORDENTOWN, N.J., May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Princeton NuEnergy, Inc. (“PNE”), an emerging growth company primarily engaged in the regeneration of lithium-ion battery (“LIB”) material, announced it successfully closed a seed funding round at $7M in Q4 2021. The round was led by Wistron Corporation (TPE: 3231), a Fortune Global 500 member and an industry leader in electronics recycling services. Other investors in the round include Shell Ventures (NYSE: SHEL), Greenland Technologies (NASDAQ: GTECH), CleanTech Open, AIBasis Fund, WorldQuant Ventures, and the angel round investors.

Dr. Yan Chao, CEO and Co-founder of PNE, announced, “We are beyond excited to have the support of our investors trusting our idea and backing our mission to revolutionize the lithium-ion battery recycling industry. The capital, knowledge and network our investors bring to PNE will enable a full-scale development of the company and accelerate our production line development.”

Princeton NuEnergy (“PNE”) is an innovative clean-tech startup company spun out from Princeton University in 2019 focused on the direct recycling of lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles and consumer electronics. PNE’s mission is to deliver a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly lithium-ion battery recycling solution, solve the current industry pain point of high-operational cost battery recycling, and improve battery recycling efficiency and purity through its innovative recycling technology.

PNE’s state-of-the-art patented LPAS (low-temperature plasma-assisted separation) direct recycling process can recover up to 95% of all constituent materials found in all chemistries and formats of lithium-ion batteries. It can significantly reduce CO2 emission, energy consumption, and water usage, and not produce any landfill waste.

The founding team of PNE has rich experience in manufacturing operations, engineering, strategic planning, and business development. Founder and CEO, Dr. Yan Chao, is from Princeton University; Co-Founder and CTO, Dr. Yang Xiaofang, has a solid research background at Princeton University, Columbia University, and Brookhaven National Laboratory. Co-Founders and technical advisors Prof. Yiguang Ju and Prof. Bruce E. Koel are well-known researchers at Princeton University. In addition, the core team members have diverse experience in Fortune 500 companies, including Panasonic, KPMG, Goldman Sachs, and Accenture.

About Princeton NuEnergy

Headquartered in Bordentown, NJ, Princeton NuEnergy is an innovative clean-tech startup company spun out from Princeton University in 2019 with over 20 years of battery recycling research and development experience. PNE successfully revolutionizes the material supply chain with its patented Direct Battery Recycling technology to produce high-quality and high value-added cathode active materials with low operating cost from spent lithium-ion batteries and delivers sustainable energy and environmental solutions. The enormousness of the impending spent battery situation drives PNE to commercialize its cost-effective, environmentally sustainable technology to step into recycling the vast stockpile of lithium-ion batteries looming on the horizon. For more information, please visit

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Dr. Yan Chao, CEO

Princeton NuEnergy

Phone: +1(973)818-3428

Email: [email protected]

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