Smart, Safe & Sustainable

Benoit Couture

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Founding president of Lithion Recycling

Lithion Recycling is a spin-off of Seneca, a process engineering firm Benoit also co-founded and has been leading for over 21 years.
In collaboration with Seneca’s process expert team, Lithion Recycling developed a technology for recycling lithium-ion batteries. The patent-pending technology makes it possible to recycle the most common different lithium-ion batteries chemistries by producing battery-grade materials that can be reintroduced into the production chain for new Li-ion batteries. The Lithion process makes it possible to recover 95% of the battery components. The results and performance of the Lithion process give it the status of a disruptive innovation.

Benoit holds a mechanical engineering degree from the École Polytechnique (Université de Montréal). Throughout his career spanning more than 30 years, he has headed many process development projects applied to extractive metallurgy and energy. Responsible for the strategic direction of his companies, Benoit positions his teams so that they work primarily on sustainable development projects that have a real impact on society, today and tomorrow.