Circular Recycling Process
Consumer battery waste sourced from urban areas and processed for reuse in lithium-ion batteries versus mining, processing, and refining of raw materials in remote and politically unstable regions around the globe.
Low cost recovery process with minimal processing steps and known resource content in feedstock versus high cost of exploration, drilling, and resource estimation required prior to the development of a mine.
Closed-loop hydrometallurgical system with no Green House Gas emissions, no landfill waste, low energy consumption, and recycling of process water and reagents while also reducing reliance on mining raw materials.
Legislation worldwide is highly supportive of recycling and mineral recovery from urban waste versus ever increasing mining permit restrictions and stricter environmental regulatory standards.
The World Needs RecycLiCo™
The Near Future
New Electric Vehicles
on the road by 2030*
Metric Tonnes of spent Lithium-ion
batteries per year by 2030**
Additional battery Megafactories by 2028***
Patented Process to recover spent
Lithium-ion cathode materials
* International Energy Agency
** Bloomberg New Energy Finance
*** Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
American Manganese Prepares Recycled Lithium-Ion Battery NMC Cathode Waste for Cathode Precursor Production
American Manganese to Participate at the Benzinga Cleantech Small Cap Conference on April 22, 2021
American Manganese Improves Manganese Process Flowsheet for U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Project
American Manganese Produces Cathode Precursor Material Directly from Recycled Lithium-ion Battery NCA Cathode Waste
American Manganese Patent Application Receives Notice of Allowance from Korean Intellectual Property Office
American Manganese and Italvolt Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Project
Potential for highly profitable recycling of thousands of tonnes of existing and commercially available lithium-ion battery cathode scrap material.
NMC (Lithium-Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt) – Used by automakers such as BMW, Nissan, and Volkswagen.
LCO (Lithium-Cobalt-Oxide) – Used in portable electronic devices such as cellphones and laptops.
The RecycLiCo™ Patented Process uses a novel combination of reagents that provide high extraction of lithium-ion cathode materials at a cost less than $1 per kilogram of cathode material processed.
RecycLiCo™ generates products as close to final battery production ready form as possible and can be valued at a premium price versus international market prices for raw mined and unrefined materials.