Lilac Solutions Profiled in Fast Company as a "World Changing Idea"

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WE NEED A BETTER WAY TO GET LITHIUM, THE ELEMENT POWERING THE EV REVOLUTION

Current methods of extracting the element–the key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries–destroy landscapes and take two years to complete. The startup Lilac says it has developed a new process that’s both much faster and more sustainable.

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Northwestern's Institute for Sustainability and Energy Covers Lilac's SBIR Award

Sustainable Lithium Extraction Startup Wins SBIR Award

When you picture the quickest street-legal car in the world, you probably envision something along the lines of a gasoline-fueled Ferrari or Lamborghini. But this February an unexpected contender set a new world record—Tesla’s all-electric Model S P100D jumped from zero to 60mph in just 2.28 seconds. The news couldn’t have come at a better time for Dave Snydacker. His company Lilac Solutions, which addresses the growing demand for the lithium raw materials used in lithium-ion batteries, recently received a highly-competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)...

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