We seek to commercialise NUOVOpb – a low energy, clean, low cost and scalable alternative to smelting for the recycling of lead acid batteries (LABs). Far from being overtaken by newer battery technology, the global LAB market is expected to grow by 59% (2014-22) to €71.6 billion by 2022. This growth will inevitably place great demand for more energy-efficient, eco-friendly recycling methods such as NUOVOpb. Our unique hydrometallurgical process transforms LAB waste into a superior battery, with potentially up to 50% longer battery life. Moreover, we reduce the carbon footprint of the recycling process by up to 90%, we eliminate some pollutants (like SO2 and NO2) and we reduce the energy cost of the overall process.