The NMC lithium ion pouch cells within the XPAND product line has been recognized by industry leaders as having the greatest end of life value when compared to other battery chemistries and cell designs. The XMP and XMOD have been designed with recycling in mind as many of the high value components such as copper bus bars, aluminum base and electronics are easily removed, enabling simple recycling using proven and effective methodologies. Other elements such as the NMC lithium ion battery cells are recycled using practices developed by our recycling partners. XALT Energy has a partnership with several recyclers in North America with some that have processes that yield >90% recovery of total materials with 90-95% recovery rates of essential materials (e.g. active materials). Therefore, the end of life burden is minimal, and can be cash positive in some situations.