Sustainability is in our DNA. When Paige founded Ten-Nine Technologies in 2014, it was with a set of guiding principles that included working only in parts of the periodic table that had low toxicities and abundant supply. She also chose to utilize only synthesis methods that she knew to be scalable and sustainable. As Ten-Nine Tech moves into large-scale manufacturing, these early foundational commitments are showing their incredible value—both to our carbon footprint and to our bottom line.
The world can no longer afford solutions that work but are not sustainable. Ten-Nine Tech’s mission is to create the world’s most powerful AND most sustainable battery active materials.
The TENIX™ manufacturing process is carbon neutral from cradle to gate.
To offset our indirect emissions, Ten-Nine Tech purchases verified carbon credits. As we produce TENIX™ we retire carbon credits, and we have embedded this practice in our corporate accounting protocols. We always stay on the climate-positive side of the equation, retiring a few more credits than needed to balance our already low production carbon footprint. The offsets we purchase come from a range of Gold Standard certified projects all over the globe that are designed to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Quantifying our carbon footprint lets us compare TENIX™ to other battery active materials. We are incredibly pleased to announce that TENIX™ has just HALF the carbon footprint of some nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode powders, which are among those most commonly used to make lithium-ion batteries.
NMC data from Kelly and others, 2021, DOI:10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105762
We are pleased to present this—Ten-Nine’s first annual sustainability report—as we build our corporate future based on ethical, transparent, and responsible behavior towards our employees, our communities, and our world.