American Manganese Inc. has announced that the independent contract lab, Kemetco Research of the company has begun testing cathode material from dissembled electric vehicle battery packs supplied by a Critical Materials Institute (CMI) Team Member. The initiative is in regards to AMY’s previously announced partnership with the U.S. department of Energy (DOE) on a multi-year project that focuses on creating a circular economy for lithium-ion batteries.
The CMI project, formally titled “Lithium Ion Battery Disassembly, Remanufacturing, and Lithium & Cobalt Recovery Project,” focusses on research, development and demonstration of novel methods that maximize value recovery from lithium-ion battery stacks, modules and cells by reuse, remanufacturing, and materials recovery.
Critical Material Institute, an Energy Innovative Hub that is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s, Advanced Manufacturing Office is leading the project.
“The U.S. Department of Energy initiatives on critical materials and creating a circular economy align with our company objectives and we are excited to continue the projects development,” said Larry Reaugh, President and CEO of American Manganese.
Source: American Manganese Inc