American Manganese will partner with a number of US universities and laboratories as part of the programme
American Manganese Inc. (AMY) has announced that that the company will participate in a US Department of Energy (DOE) project to advance the economic recovery of lithium-ion battery materials from electric vehicles and other consumer goods.
The project, formally titled “Lithium-ion Battery Disassembly, Remanufacturing, and Lithium & Cobalt Recovery Project,” focuses on developing an economic recovery strategy for critical materials in end-of-use Li-ion batteries from electric and hybrid electric vehicles and other consumer goods such as electric bicycles and power tools.
The project commences immediately, under the aegis of the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), an Energy Innovation Hub, led by Ames Laboratory and supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Advanced Manufacturing Office.
“AMY is very pleased to become the first private-sector company to participate in this project,” said CEO of American Manganese Larry Reaugh. “We’re honoured to be working with world-renowned national labs and leading US universities on an issue that will dramatically impact our ability to meet rising material demand for lithium, cobalt, manganese and nickel.”
AMY’s partners include U.S. national labs Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Purdue University and Case Western Reserve University are also project partners.