American Manganese Inc (CVE:AMY) (OTCMKTS:AMYZF) said its chief technical officer, Zarko Meseldzija had been appointed to its board of directors.
"Mr. Meseldzija is an existing asset to the American Manganese team with his technical experience in lithium-ion battery recycling processes and business acumen for the emerging cleantech industry," the Surrey, British Columbia-based company said in a statement.
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"He brings a range of industry experience acquired by working with one of Canada's largest energy companies and an innovation-driven process systems company. He has deep insight into project management of multi-million-dollar projects as well as technical knowledge of hydrometallurgical process development projects," it added.
The group's technology recycles spent batteries to extract cathode metals, such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese and aluminium and the result is battery-grade material, generated via minimal processing steps.
Meseldzija is involved with multiple co-innovation projects, such as the US Department of Energy and Critical Materials Institute project for recycling electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries, added Larry Reaugh, chief executive at American Manganese.
"He is also a valuable resource for the company's government grant applications and negotiations for American Manganese's commercialization plans," Reaugh added.
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