Dorothea “Thea” Soule joined Ecobat in October 2020 as Chief Commercial Officer Thea has 15 years of experience in the commodities sector focused on investments and divestments, risk management, capital structure and allocations, process improvement, and supply chain system implementation.
Prior to Ecobat, she led commercial, procurement, and cane origination teams at Biosev, a Louis Dreyfus Company, from 2014 to 2020. Her role focused on driving sales and purchasing strategies, creating arbitrage opportunities, and implementing price risk management practices. Prior to her work at Biosev, she was head of the commercial desk at Adecoagro, a sugar, ethanol, and electric energy producer in Brazil. She has a B.S. in Neuroscience from Lafayette College and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
Pressing environmental concerns cannot be ignored. That’s one of the key motivating thoughts behind “urban mining,” the action of extracting and reclaiming elements from products and waste and putting them back to use. Urban mining reduces our dependence on mining virgin materials and enforces a responsibly recycling process to collect valuable commodities. A key example of urban mining is battery recycling, which is vital to achieving a sustainable automotive supply chain.
Lithium-ion batteries are key components of passenger EVs, and the fleet of EVs on the road is expected to hit 77 million by 2025 and 229 million by 2030. In addition to EVs, the use of lithium-ion batteries in stationary storage and other applications leads to an urgency in expected to hit 77 million by 2025 and 229 million by 2030. In addition to EVs,