Cowen and Company, LLC

599 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10022



February 2, 2021




United States Securities and Exchange Commission

Division of Corporation Finance

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, D.C. 20549

Attention: Todd Schiffman



Novus Capital Corporation II

Registration Statement on Form S-1

Filed January 13, 2021, as amended

File No. 333-252079


Dear Mr. Schiffman:


Pursuant to Rule 461 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), the undersigned, which is acting as the representative of the underwriters of the offering, hereby joins in the request of Novus Capital Corporation II that the effective date of the above-referenced Registration Statement be accelerated so as to permit it to become effective at 4:00 p.m., Eastern time, on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, or as soon as thereafter practicable.


Pursuant to Rule 460 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Act, the undersigned advises that as of the date hereof, approximately 250 copies of the Preliminary Prospectus dated January 28, 2021 have been distributed to prospective underwriters and dealers, institutional investors, retail investors and others.


The undersigned advises that it has complied and will continue to comply with the requirements of Rule 15c2-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.



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  Very truly yours,
  By: /s/ Chris Weekes
  Name: Chris Weekes
  Title: Managing Director