VCM Group Pty Ltd CEO Michael Vogel, whose firm is teaming up with American Battery Metals Corporation (OTCMKTS:ABML) to help accelerate the launch of its lithium-ion battery-recycling facility in Nevada, called the partnership “more than a transactional project.”
American Battey Metals earlier this month announced the joint venture with VCM, an engineering, project management and construction company, to advance the development of its scalable battery-recycling plant, which is expected to have a fully operational launch in mid-2020.
"We are highly enthusiastic to partner with American Battery Metals Corporation to fast track their leading-edge lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Nevada,” Vogel said in a statement.
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“This is more than a transactional project for us at VCM; we are especially motivated to advance American Battery Metals Corporation's sustainable recycling process that will reintroduce critical elements back into the battery manufacturing supply chain and provide an e-waste solution that will keep dramatic quantities of hazardous waste from entering global landfills," he added.
Vogel noted that Australia-based VCM has 45 years of industry experience working on freeways, airports, infrastructure and high-rise buildings as well as marine and military projects.
American Battery Metals CEO Doug Cole call VCM “a phenomenal partner” for the company.
“Not only is VCM Consulting part of the VCM Group of companies, it is uniquely capable of helping us accelerate our Nevada lithium-ion recycling facility, but they are also in this with us for the long run, should we consider building additional plants in the United States and beyond," Cole said.
The lithium-ion recycling technology complements the company's resource development and extraction divisions, positioning American Battery Metals Corporation as a unique, vertically-integrated solution provider for the battery metals supply chain.
On that basis, VCM Consulting is putting together a specialized team of experts in engineering, design and project delivery and management to further increase the already-in-place team.
American Battery Metals is based in Incline Village, Nevada, operates a mining project in the Railroad Valley, Nevada, and has the goal to become a top supplier of battery metals to America’s electric vehicles and battery storage markets.
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