Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  Taecker Benjamin S.
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Aqua Metals, Inc. [AQMS]
2500 PERU DR
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Eng and Opr Officer
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)

SPARKS, NV 89437
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock 50,000 (1)

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option   (2) 07/24/2023 Common Stock 5,701 $ 11.84 D  
Restricted Stock Units   (3)   (3) Common Stock 213,106 $ 0 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Taecker Benjamin S.
2500 PERU DR
SPARKS, NV 89437
      Chief Eng and Opr Officer  


/s/ Judd Merrill, by power of attorney 08/19/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Represents 50,000 shares of restricted common stock that are not yet vested and are subject to forfeiture.
(2) All options are currently exercisable.
(3) Represents 213,106 shares underlying restricted stock units ("RSUs") that are not yet vested and deliverable. The RSUs will vest on on the following dates: 58,554 on January 1, 2022, 55,409 on July 1, 2022, 55,409 on January 1, 2023, 21,867 on July 1, 2023 and 21,867 on January 1, 2024, subject to the Reporting Person's continuation of service with the Company.

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