Lithion Recycling Wins Second Annual Commercial Vehicle Cleantech Challenge

BOULDER, Colo. - July 16, 2021 - PRLog -- Lithion Recycling, a Canadian company, won the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association's (CCIA) second annual Commercial Vehicle Cleantech Challenge Thursday, July 15, 2021. The Commercial Vehicle Cleantech Challenge was hosted by the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association in partnership with CALSTART.

The Commercial Vehicle Cleantech Challenge (CVCC) featured 12 companies hailing from the United States, Canada and Israel. Each company was selected through a competitive vetting process by leaders and technology experts in the transportation industry and invited to present virtually. Technologies presented at the Commercial Vehicle Cleantech Challenge offered sustainable solutions to the commercial vehicle industry.

"Lithion is excited and proud to have been named the winner of this year's CVCC. We wish to thank the judges for this recognition and their vision on the importance to have a sustainable battery recycling solution in place to achieve our electrification goals," Jean-Christophe Lambert, Business Development Manager for Lithion Recycling, said of winning the event.

Resilient Power Systems was the second place winner with Soteria Battery Innovation Group coming in third place.

"CALSTART salutes the companies who presented their innovations to leading players in the clean transportation industry. In addition to bringing new technology solutions to the market, they can also be credited for their role in jobs creation and cleaner air," Kimberly Taylor, Director of Industry and Member Services at CALSTART, commented on the presenting companies.

The 12 companies that presented at the 2021 Commercial Vehicle Cleantech Challenge included:

Air Squared

Current Motor Works LLC


Emporia Energy

Inmotive Inc.

Lithion Recycling

MITO Material Solutions

NiveauUp Inc.

Odyne Systems

Pitstop Predictive Maintenance

Resilient Power Systems

Soteria Battery Innovation Group

Program sponsors and partners were Toyota, Eaton, Navistar, Kenworth, GM, NextEra Energy, the Consulate General of Canada in Denver, Black & Veatch, Denver Metro Clean Cities, E Source, RMI, Colorado Office for Economic Development and International Trade, Colorado Energy Office, NACFE, and the Colorado Hydrogen Network.

"We were thrilled to have hosted this dynamic event that showcased the value of technology-driven solutions in the commercial vehicle space and congratulate the presenting companies for their innovation and entrepreneurial successes," said CCIA Executive Director Helen El Mallakh.

About Colorado Cleantech Industries Association

Founded in 2008, CCIA is a statewide, industry-led, industry-focused organization dedicated to promoting Colorado's cleantech industry. CCIA impacts Colorado's policies, people, products and programs that drive expansion of a cleaner, cheaper, more efficient and secure energy economy. Through advocacy, public policy leadership, development and education, CCIA works to ensure that Colorado is a global cleantech leader. For more information, visit

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