Mandarin Film is honored to have captured the nomination film for the Earthshot Prize 2023 winner GRST from Hong Kong, China, showcasing their groundbreaking cleaner production line of lithium-ion batteries located in Jiashan, Zhejiang, to the international audience. 

Established in 2021 by Prince William, the Earthshot Prize celebrates and supports green innovators addressing those most pressing environmental challenges, covering five major topics: Protect and Restore Nature, Clean our Air, Revive our Oceans, Build a Waste-Free World, and Fix our Climate. This year, GRST has made it to the finals and won the ultimate prize in the Clean our Air category for its sustainable approach to battery production.

“Co-founded by Justin Hung, GRST (which stands for Green, Renewable, Sustainable Technology) has come up with a cleaner process to make batteries that pollutes less and uses components that can be more easily recycled. Instead of using toxic solvents and hard-to-recycle materials, GRST has created a way to build the battery using a water-soluble binding composite, so that at the end of the battery’s life, the lithium, cobalt and nickel can be more economically recovered and reused again in another battery, reducing demand for further extraction.” (Quote from GRST – The Earthshot Prize)

This is the third year of the Earthshot Prize, which also marks the third year of collaboration between Mandarin Film and the Earthshot. We are thrilled to witness GRST’s victory, standing as the first winner from China in the competition. A big applause for GRST, for the Earthshot Prize, and for everyone contributing efforts for a better planet!

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“Your team did an incredible job so thank you as we really appreciate the hard work and dedication to Earthshot especially with the added complexities of directing remotely. Look forward to working together again on the next one as no doubt there will always be more!”

Elliot Jenkins, Production Coordinator, Studio Silverback