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 Tesla Gigafactory sized battery
manufacturing facilities by 2028***
Patented Process to recover spent
Lithium-ion cathode materials
* International Energy Agency
** Bloomberg New Energy Finance
*** Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
American Manganese Inc. Successfully Completes Initial Test on Final Stage of Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Pilot Plant Project
American Manganese Inc. Reports Pilot Plant Results of 99.94% Purity from Recovered NCA Cathode Material
American Manganese Begins Testing NCA Cathode Material on Final Stages of the RecycLiCo™ Pilot Plant
American Manganese Inc. Achieves Improved Pilot Plant Results of 99.93% Purity from Recovered NMC Cathode Material
American Manganese Receives Electric Vehicle Battery Materials as U.S. Department of Energy National Labs Project Proceeds
American Manganese Inc. Reports Initial Pilot Plant Results of 99.88% Purity from Recovered NMC Cathode Material
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.
NCA (Lithium-Nickel-Cobalt-Aluminum) – Used by Tesla.
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.