American Manganese Inc.

01/21/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/21/2021 13:22

American Manganese Inc. Prepares Cathode Reactor for First Production

Reactor Testing to Complete Pilot Plant Recycling Project

American Manganese Inc. ('AMY' or the 'Company') is pleased to announce that the Company's specialized cathode reactor is being prepared to produce its first test batch of cathode precursor materials. American Manganese acquired the specialized reactor for cathode precursor production, which is a valuable input for lithium-ion battery manufacturing. The reactor is capable of producing modern cathode materials such as lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt oxide (NMC) and lithium-nickel-cobalt-aluminum oxide (NCA), both of which are commonly used in electric vehicle batteries.

To achieve the modern cathode material's high-quality standards and to ensure testing conditions are not contaminated, AMY has prepared a specialized and controlled testing area for the reactor. The reactor will first undergo water testing before introducing the purified NMC and NCA leach solutions that were produced during the RecycLiCo™ pilot plant's patented leach stages.

American Manganese will report results of the independent analytical testing performed on the test batch and will also prepare samples of the produced NMC and NCA cathode precursor for independent performance validation by all interested third-party organizations.

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) has provided support and funding for this technical feasibility project, formally known as Synthesis of Cathode Material Precursors from Recycled Battery Scrap.

'The production of high-quality cathode precursor material, in a minimal number of steps, lends added value to our recycled product and shows the viability of our closed-loop recycling method,' said Larry Reaugh, President and CEO of American Manganese Inc. 'The engineering and process parameter experiments throughout our pilot plant project offer a valuable tool to incorporate into larger commercial projects.'

About American Manganese Inc.
American Manganese Inc. is a critical metals company focused on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries with theRecycLiCo™ Patented Process. The process provides high extraction of cathode metals, such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum at high purity, with minimal processing steps. American Manganese Inc. aims to commercialize its breakthrough RecycLiCo™ Patented Processand become an industry leader in recycling cathode materials from spent lithium-ion batteries.

On behalf of Management

AMERICAN MANGANESE INC.

Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer

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