JB Straubel

JB Straubel has worn many hats in his career: co-founder of Tesla, Tesla board member, and more recently, founder and CEO of battery materials and recycling startup Redwood Materials. But…

JB Straubel talks Tesla, Redwood Materials and keeping a startup mentality at any scale

JB Straubel is officially back at Tesla — this time as a board member. The former Tesla CTO and co-founder was elected by shareholders Tuesday as an independent board of…

Tesla shareholders elect former CTO, co-founder JB Straubel to board

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is expected to take the stage Tuesday afternoon for the company’s annual shareholder meeting, just days after announcing that he had chosen NBCU leader Linda Yaccarino…

Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting: How to watch and what to expect

Tesla has nominated JB Straubel, the company’s former CTO who is now running his own startup Redwood Materials, as its next independent board member. The company said in a regulatory…

JB Straubel could return to Tesla – as a board member this time

Redwood Materials said Wednesday it will build a new battery materials and recycling facility on a 600-acre campus near Charleston, South Carolina that will eventually employ 1,500 people and make…

Redwood Materials to build multibillion-dollar factory in the US ‘battery belt’

Redwood Materials, the company started by former Tesla co-founder JB Straubel that aims to create a circular supply chain for batteries, is expanding its business. While it has been known…

JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials is expanding into the battery materials business

The company’s post-funding valuation is $3.7 billion, according to a source familiar with the investment round.

Redwood Materials raises $700M to expand its battery recycling operation

Redwood Materials, the battery recycling startup founded by former Tesla CTO JB Straubel, has purchased 100 acres of land near the Gigafactory that Panasonic operates with Tesla in Sparks, Nevada…

Redwood Materials is setting up shop near the Tesla Gigafactory as part of broader expansion

The two founders of Crusoe Energy think they may have a solution to two of the largest problems facing the planet today — the increasing energy footprint of the tech…

Crusoe Energy is tackling energy use for cryptocurrencies and data centers and greenhouse gas emissions

A growing number of companies have emerged over the last few years determined to reduce waste in the electric vehicle battery market. Chief among these is recycling firm Redwood Materials,…

Recycling startup Redwood Materials is partnering with Proterra to supply EV battery materials sustainably

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Why Amazon and Panasonic are betting on this battery recycling startup

JB Straubel, the Tesla co-founder and former CTO, is often cast as the humble and pioneering engineer, the quiet one who toiled away in the background for 15 years on some of the company’s most important technologies. That characterization — which intensified as the hype and media attention on Tesla CEO Elon Musk grew —…

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Why Amazon and Panasonic are betting on this battery recycling startup

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Shopify blames “rogue” employees for a data breach, Google Maps adds COVID-19 data and China pushes back against the TikTok deal. This is your Daily Crunch for September 23, 2020.…

Daily Crunch: Shopify confirms data breach

It was a trickle at first that has evolved into a slow and steady stream. Now, a wave of new electric vehicles is building, promising to deliver an unprecedented number…

Battery tech superstars JB Straubel of Redwood Materials, Celina Mikolajczak of Panasonic coming to TC Mobility 2020

Redwood Materials, the recycling startup founded by Tesla’s longtime CTO and co-founder JB Straubel, has landed Amazon as a new investor and customer. Amazon’s investment in Redwood Materials is one…

Amazon’s first five climate fund investments include Tesla co-founder JB Straubel’s startup Redwood Materials

QuantumScape, the solid-state battery company backed by Volkswagen Group, has agreed to merge with a special purpose acquisition company Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. as it aims to raise the capital…

Volkswagen-backed QuantumScape to go public via SPAC to bring solid-state batteries to EVs

Tesla co-founder and CTO JB Straubel is stepping down from his day-to-day role as an executive at the automaker, CEO Elon Musk announced during a conference call with analysts Wednesday.…

Tesla co-founder and CTO JB Straubel stepping down