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‘High Purity Material’ from American Manganese Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Pilot

American Manganese has produced has claimed to have produced a high purity nickel manganese cobalt hydroxide filter cake at Kemetco Research's contract lab during the final stages of the RecycLiCo Pilot Plant project.

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Canadian lithium-ion battery recycling firm, American Manganese has produced has claimed to have produced a high purity NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) hydroxide filter cake at its contract lab, Kemetco Research Inc. during the final stages of the RecycLiCo Pilot Plant project.

Kemetco Research is a private sector integrated science, technology and innovation company. Their Contract Sciences operation provides laboratory analysis and testing, field work, bench scale studies, pilot plant investigations, consulting services, applied research and development for both industry and government.

The filter cake was produced using a 35 litre batch sample of Pregnant Leach Solution that was collected during Stages 1 and 2 of the Pilot Plant project.

According to the company, the advance in its lithium-ion battery cathode recycling process has led to extensive interest worldwide, with 31 non-disclosure agreements signed so far with a variety of industry players in nine countries, all of whom are said to have either partially or fully completed due diligence and feasibility studies on the RecycLiCo process with the hope of entering into licensing or joint venture arrangements with the Company.

American Manganese will continue Pilot Plant testing on material from multiple sources and chemistries as it prepares for potential commercial opportunities.

“We are collaborating with industry leaders on incorporating our RecycLiCoTM patented process to reduce battery manufacturing cost, environmental damage, and reliance on mining, and we are working on converting these leads into partners,” said Larry Reaugh, President and CEO of American Manganese.

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