Claros Technologies was selected to participate in the TechFounders Accelerator Program, to recover high-demand metals.

Minneapolis, August 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The TechFounders Accelerator program has selected Claros Technologies to work with German multinational specialty chemicals company Lanxess to develop solutions for the capture and recovery of precious metals used in electric batteries, such as lithium, cobalt, cadmium and nickel. Claros is one of 10 European and American startups selected to participate in the 16th batch of the international start-up accelerator.

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Claros Technologies works with Lanxes to develop solutions for the recovery of precious metals.

TechFounders was founded in 2015 to drive corporate innovation by connecting the world’s leading companies with startups and providing coaching and a €25,000 project budget. In the 20-week program, Dr. John BrockgratonsDirector of Claros Research and Development, will work with the Lanxess team to implement the Claros technology platform to enable new functionality in Lanxess’ ion exchange resins.

“This partnership exemplifies how the circular economy can transform the environment and how business is done,” said Brockgratens. “TechFounders has identified a partner in Lanxes who shares our commitment to transforming hazardous wastewater into clean, high-demand products: water and metals such as lithium and cadmium. This project will scrub the wastewater so that it can be safely recycled by mining for rare metals. : can be used. for electric vehicles and high-tech consumer products. We can’t wait to get to work.”

“The science behind Claros technologies continues to attract the interest of many world-class organizations,” he added. “We are grateful for this most recent opportunity to partner with two great organizations like Lanxess and TechFounders.”

About Claros Technologies Inc

Founded in 2018, Claros is an advanced materials company that designs and develops sustainable materials and solutions for the circular economy. Claros’ proprietary technology platforms have been used to develop sustainable functional fabrics that are antimicrobial, UV-resistant, and anti-odor; To capture, concentrate and destroy pollutants such as PFAS and mercury, and to develop sorbents and processes for the recovery and recycling of industrially useful metals. For more information, visit


LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company based in Cologne, GermanyWith sales of €6.1 billion in 2020. The company currently has 14,900 employees in 33 countries. LANXESS’ core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals, and plastics. LANXESS Major Sustainability Index Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4 better. They are the second chemical company to become a corporate partner with the TechFounders program after Wacker AG joined in June last year. For more information, visit

About TechFounders

TechFounders is a 20-week tech-startup accelerator program that strategically trains start-ups, brings them together with established businesses, and prepares them for the next venture capital round with personal coaching and an extensive mentoring network. A total of 145 start-ups have joined the accelerator program since 2015. UnternehmerTUM with TechFounders strengthens its role as a central platform for collaboration between start-ups and established companies. TechFounders also runs the RESPOND Accelerator program for the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt and powers the foundries as well as the recently launched SAFRAN Explore H2 program. For more information, visit

For inquiries about this news release, please contact the Sales and Marketing Manager Stacey Hanson At Claros Technologies:
Phone: 507-363-1503
Email: [email protected]

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