AQUA METALS, INC. (NASDAQ:AQMS) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure


AQUA METALS, INC. (NASDAQ:AQMS) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On February 7, 2017, we entered into an Equipment Supply Agreement with a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Johnson Controls International plc, or Johnson Controls, to which we agreed to collaborate on the development of a program for the installation of new greenfield builds and conversion of existing Johnson Controls’ and certain strategic partners of Johnson Controls existing lead smelters to a lead recycling process utilizing our proprietary and patent-pending AquaRefining technology and equipment, know-how and services.

On September 15, 2017, Johnson Controls delivered to us written notice of the first Johnson Controls facility designated by it, on a preliminary basis, for conversion or retrofit. On September 25, 2017, we delivered to Johnson Controls written notice our readiness to commence discussions to convert or retrofit a Johnson Controls facility to be capable of using AquaRefining to produce lead.

During the week of September 25, 2017, we commenced meetings with Johnson Controls for purposes of furthering the discussions concerning the conversion or retrofit of the initial Johnson Controls facility and the negotiation of the definitive Development Program Agreement to which we will provide to Johnson Controls, and certain strategic partners of Johnson Controls, by way of licensing or sale, AquaRefining technology and the related equipment, engineering and systems integration support sufficient to convert or retrofit existing smelter-based operations. Johnson Controls has reserved the right to definitively designate the initial facility upon the parties’ execution of the definitive Development Program Agreement.


Aqua Metals, Inc. is engaged in the business of recycling lead through a process that the Company developed and named AquaRefining. AquaRefining process will provide for the recycling of lead acid batteries (LABs) and the production of lead. AquaRefining is a water-based ambient temperature process. The modular nature of AquaRefining makes it possible to start LAB recycling at a smaller scale than is possible with smelters. Its AquaRefining process begins with the crushing of used LABs and the separation of the metallic lead, active material (lead compounds), sulfuric acid and plastic for recycling. The active material is dissolved in its solvent. The primary lead is then stripped from the solvent using its automated process allowing the solvent to be reused continuously and indefinitely. Its AquaRefining process generates over three outputs, such as lead; cleaned plastic chips, recovered from battery casings, and sulfuric acid. The Company has not generated revenues.

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