Cost Effective Lead Recycling Technology with Minimal Waste Formation

The Gianni Mori Engineering (GME) company was established in 2013, based on 30 years of experience of its founder. GME aim is to create engineering equipment from experience gathered globally, improving the recycling of used lead batteries (ULAB’s) to replace primary lead raw materials.

This presentation will focus on the company’s new breaking technology that maximizes the recycling recoveries from ULAB’s whilst minimizing waste and residues. The new “Gravity Breaker” designed by GME technology is leveraging on the natural gravity force to obtain the best separation with the maximum recovery of the battery components, namely: lead paste, metallic fractions, polypropylene, polyethylene and glass fibre. The aim is to produce fractions of high quality while reducing waste formation.

The better use of gravity sorting and cleaning gives a better fraction separation, cleaner output, and highest quality than a standard battery breaking process, reducing the time and cost of the smelting and refining phases.


Mr Maurizio Mori Sales, GME Recycling, Italy

Maurizio Mori holds a Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Università Cattolica di Milano, and a Masters Degree in Marketing. He started his professional journey at Samsung Electronics as a Product Manager Support, then continued on to Candy Group (currently Haier group) connecting consumers’ needs with new technologies, enablers of a greater value, within the consumer technology industry.

Keen on the commercial dimension and passionate about digital and new ways to interact with consumers, in 2016 Maurizio joined Whirlpool Corporation Group, driving new product development from scratch up to sellout strategies and initiatives, on different product categories and across EMEA, pursing strong track of records on all relevant KPIs.

Today Maurizio is serving GME commercial operations with the aim of spreading a sustainable and green technological message around Circular economy industry.

Mr Gianni Mori Managing Director, Gianni Mori Engineering SRL (GME), Italy

Gianni Mori graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from  Politecnico di Milano in 1975. He joined A. TONOLLI & C, starting his very first journey in the non-ferrous metals’ recycling industry, being part of the engineering department and becoming one of the youngest Team Technical Directors at the age of 35. Over time, Gianni expanded his knowledge into the Used Lead-Acid Batteries (ULAB) and Aluminium UBC (Used Beverage Cans) fields, practicing and innovating in the designing and manufacturing of Plants to be suitable in almost every environmental and climatic situation travelling among the 5 continents.

Wanting to pay forward what he had learnt from previous experience, Gianni began sharing his experience as a technical consultant with many different stakeholders, including Universities and medium/large sector’s Companies. Noticing the world was becoming more Sustainability-aware, he went to become Head of Recycling at BERNARDI IMPIANTI, an international group with the willingness to expand their presence into the non-ferrous metals recycling sector, directing and taking the responsibility of large-scale projects.

With the aim of finding purpose, harnessing collaboration and driving change in the sector, Gianni decided to pursue his biggest dream: creating his own company along with the best people he had met in his journey as a team, to partner with various stakeholders in creating impactful innovation in the recycling field, aiming big and dreaming of building engineering production and consumption circular models to radically reduce the usage of world’s virgin raw materials.