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As the sustainable materials technology company, Simbol, Inc. brings choice to the clean technology and contemporary industries. We offer a stable and secure source of high purity materials that are critical for production of high-performing electric vehicle batteries and other energy storage devices. We also actively contribute to the dialogue on green technologies.

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Simbol, Inc. Appoints Materials Industry Leader Dr. John Burba as CEO

PLEASANTON, Calif., October 21, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Simbol, Inc., a US-based materials technology company, has appointed Dr. John Burba as President and CEO. The former Chief Technology Officer of Molycorp, Inc. will move the company forward with commercializing its proprietary mineral extraction technology, unlocking a vast untapped resource for lithium and other specialty materials from the mineral rich geothermal brines located in California.


New California Law Boosts Sustainable Materials Industry

Sacramento, Calif., September 10, 2012 – California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday Assembly Bill 2205, which clears the way for a new, revolutionary materials industry in California. AB 2205, authored by Assembly Member V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) and co-authored by Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro), brings state regulation up to speed with innovative new technology to sustainably produce lithium, manganese, and other materials vital to clean energy and the modern economy from the mineral rich geothermal brines located in California.

“AB2205 is about building an economy for the future,” said Assembly Member V. Manuel Pérez. “This will bring new, good paying jobs in an innovative industry to the Imperial Valley and further establish California as a global leader in the clean energy economy.”


Simbol, Inc. Receives 2012 Geothermal Energy Association Special Recognition Award

Pleasanton, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 - Simbol, Inc. received a Special Recognition award from the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) for making significant contributions to the geothermal industry.

Simbol, Inc. is commercializing transformative technology to extract lithium, manganese, zinc and other critical materials from the brines of geothermal power plants in Southern California. The company is changing the way we make our world, leveraging renewable energy to sustainably produce high performance specialty materials for longer lasting electric vehicle batteries, higher crop yields, and stronger, more flexible alloys.


Simbol, Inc. Advances US EV Battery Material Production, Introduces World’s Highest Purity Lithium

Pleasanton, Calif. – Sept. 28, 2011 – Simbol, Inc. today announced the start of commercial production of the world’s highest-purity lithium carbonate for use in electrolytes for electric vehicle batteries and other energy storage applications. The company, with its newly opened facility located near the geologically unique Salton Sea in Imperial Valley, California, is the only advanced battery materials producer of its kind.


Simbol, Inc. Selected by AlwaysOn as a GoingGreen Global 2010 Winner

Recognized for creating new opportunities in clean technology

Pleasanton, Calif. – Sept. 12, 2011 – Simbol, Inc. today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Global 200 winners. Inclusion in the GoingGreen Global 200 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Simbol, Inc. was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.


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