American Manganese Inc (CVE:AMY) (OTCMKTS:AMYZF) told investors Friday that it continues to conduct recycling tests of its patented RecycLiCo process on the battery manufacturing waste product of a tier-one lithium-ion battery manufacturing company, to produce recycled sulfate products.
In late 2019, American Manganese reported initial results, successfully recovering high purity (99.98% and 99.977%) nickel-cobalt hydroxide from the lithium nickel cobalt aluminum oxide battery cathode scrap material.
The RecycLiCo process enables high extraction of cathode metals, such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum at battery-grade purity, with minimal processing steps.
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American Manganese said it plans to report on recycled sulfate products that the tier-one company could reuse in its manufacturing process.
“Recycling battery manufacturing waste is an immediate opportunity for battery manufacturers to take control of their supply chain amid battery-supply bottlenecks,” CEO Larry Reaugh said in a statement. “Our patented RecycLiCo process is designed to produce recycled battery products that could be seamlessly integrated into the re-manufacturing of battery cathodes using minimal processing steps.”
The Surrey, British Columbia-based company’s laboratory tests are conducted by independent contractor Kemetco Research. The tests are designed to analyze the optimum recycling conditions and produce a recycled product for the tier-one manufacturer’s evaluation.
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