Melsert joined the company in September 2019 and helped it win the coveted Greentown Labs/BASF Circularity Challenge award for the company's first-of-kind lithium-ion battery recycling process.
He has also assembled a technical team of experts in chemistry, battery engineering, and plant operations and is advancing the company towards the initial construction phase of its first lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Nevada.
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"I'm grateful for the appointment to the board. Our team is motivated and eager to launch our battery recycling facility, to begin producing high quality, battery-grade metals from end-of-life batteries and manufacturing scrap materials feedstock", Melsert said in a statement.
"Ryan is uniquely qualified to be an officer of our company and to serve on our board as a director. He is one of the world's brightest minds in the battery metals and manufacturing industries, and he is also a strategic business thinker who knows how to turn market challenges into opportunities," added American Battery Metals chief executive Doug Cole.
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