American Manganese Inc (CVE:AMY), which is blazing a trail in recovering critical metals from scrap cathode material rejected by battery manufacturers, is participating Thursday in Canada's key battery initiative in Toronto.
The Canadian government is bringing together the private sector and academia to discuss how Canada can seize opportunities in the battery value chain.
The company will be represented at the meeting by its chief technology officer, Zarko Meseldzija.
Natural Resource Canada's Land and Mineral Sector invited American Manganese to attend the meeting because of its expertise in lithium-ion battery recycling.
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"It's a pleasure to discuss Canada's critical mineral strategy with the Canadian government, especially regarding battery materials," American Manganese CEO Larry Reaugh said in a statement.
"We believe our patented closed-loop lithium-ion battery recycling technology represents an exciting opportunity for Canada to realize circular economy solutions," he added.
American Manganese Inc is a critical metals company focused on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries with its RecycLiCo patented process. The process provides high extraction of cathode metals, such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum at battery-grade purity, with minimal processing steps.
Third-party metal testing on track
The firm recently revealed that its independent contract lab, Kemetco Research, has begun testing third-party lithium-ion battery materials, following the successful testing of the pilot plant project’s fifth and final stage, announced on September 17, 2019.
It noted that the third-party material will undergo all five stages of the company’s patented lithium-ion battery recycling process, RecycLiCo, to achieve high recovery and battery-grade purity of lithium, nickel, cobalt, and manganese.
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