American Manganese Inc. (“AMY” or the “Company”) is pleased to have its patented lithium-ion battery recycling process (RecycLiC0™) featured by the Joint Center for Deployment & Research in Earth Abundant Materials (JCDREAM) from Washington State. JCDREAM is working to accelerate the development of next-generation clean energy and transportation technologies due to a statewide initiative designed to reduce carbon gas emissions and fossil fuel dependency by promoting clean energy transportation technologies like electric vehicles. Washington State University leads the advanced materials research collaborative which includes the University of Washington, Western Washington University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and several other colleges and universities.
The feature also includes American Manganese’s combined efforts with the U.S. Department of Energy and Critical Materials Institute to develop a domestic solution to the critical materials shortage – previously announced in the Company’s March 28, 2019 press release. By recycling used electric vehicle batteries, American Manganese can recover materials such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, and manganese.
Since 2015, the Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth Abundant Materials (JCDREAM) has provided the organizational framework to stimulate innovation in the use of earth-abundant materials within an established and emerging industrial sector. A state-wide focus on developing earth-abundant materials technologies within the existing innovation and manufacturing competencies will help propel Washington state into a position of national leadership in sustainable manufacturing practices within large-scale (transportation) and growth (clean energy) industries.
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About American Manganese Inc.
American Manganese Inc. is a critical metals company focused on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries with the RecycLiCo™ Patented Process. The process provides high extraction of cathode metals, such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum at battery grade purity, with minimal processing steps. American Manganese Inc. aims to commercialize its breakthrough RecycLiCo™ Patented Process and 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