American Manganese Inc., with its advanced and patented lithium-ion battery cathode recycling process (RecycLiCo™), presented at the Benzinga Cleantech Small Cap Conference on April 22, 2021. Zarko Meseldzija, CTO and Director of American Manganese, took part in a panel discussion, ‘The Future of Electric Vehicles’ and then gave a company presentation. American Manganese, Inc., a critical metals company focused on recycling lithium-ion batteries with the RecycLiCo™ Patented Process, which continues to bring new optimizations to its recycling flowsheet.

The RecycLiCo™ patented process was developed to offer a closed-loop and environmentally friendly solution for the recycling of cathode materials used in lithium-ion batteries. The recycling process provides high extraction and purity of cathode metals, such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum. The RecycLiCo™ process was designed with the goal to produce recycled battery products that could be seamlessly and directly integrated into the re-manufacturing of battery cathodes using minimal processing steps.

The company, with its RecycLiCo pilot plant project, has been testing the recycling of Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide (NCA) cathode waste and Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (NMC) cathode waste in its efforts to help Canada in the country’s pursuit of becoming a global player in electric battery and vehicle manufacturing and recycling. NCA and NMC cathode chemistries are produced by some of the largest battery manufacturers and are commonly used in modern electric vehicle batteries.

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Author: Mark Gilman, Benzinga