Kemetco Progress Continues to Meet Expectations

Larry W. Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc. (“American Manganese” or “AMY” or the “Company”), (TSX.V: AMY; OTC-US: AMYZF; FSE: 2AM), is pleased to announce Kemetco’s lab test results for lithium-ion battery cathode scraps recycling on the material received from an American cathode scrap supplier.

After a single cycle, Kemetco recovered 97.5% cobalt, 97.61% manganese, 97.23% nickel, and 68.75% lithium with recovery expected to increase in a locked cycle. Steps of the recovery process are illustrated by Kemetco from pre-treatment, extraction, purification, and precipitation as seen in the attached report. The Company expects to report more news on the Pilot Plant progress and other pending news in September and this Fall.

“I was impressed with Kemetco’s knowledgeable lab team when the lithium-ion battery recycling process was first recognized and over the past year their continued intellectual property development and lab results continue to meet my expectations”, says Larry Reaugh.

About Kemetco Research Inc.
Kemetco Research is a private sector integrated science, technology and innovation company. Their Contract Sciences operation provides laboratory analysis and testing, field work, bench scale studies, pilot plant investigations, consulting services, applied research and development for both industry and government. Their clients range from start-up companies developing new technologies through to large multinational corporations with proven processes.

Kemetco provides scientific expertise in the fields of Specialty Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Process and Extractive Metallurgy. Because Kemetco carries out research in many different fields, it is able to offer a broader range of backgrounds and expertise than most laboratories.

About American Manganese Inc.
American Manganese Inc. is a diversified specialty and critical metal company focused on capitalizing on its patented intellectual property through low cost production or recovery of electrolytic manganese products throughout the world, and recycling of spent electric vehicle lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.

Interest in the Company’s patented process has adjusted the focus of American Manganese Inc. toward the examination of applying its patented technology for other purposes and materials.  American Manganese Inc. aims to capitalize on its patented technology and proprietary know-how to become the industry leader in recycling spent electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries and recovering 100% of the cathode metals such as:  Lithium-Cobalt, Lithium-Cobalt-Nickel-Manganese, Lithium-Cobalt-Aluminum and Lithium-Manganese (Please see the Company’s July 25, 2018 Business Plan (“CBP”) for further details).

On behalf of Management

AMERICAN MANGANESE INC.

Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer


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